“There are difficult mornings, nightmarish awakenings where unfortunately reality catches up with us. Emi ‘went away …
“Arrived on the banks of the Edre in July 2015, Emiliano Sala has won the hearts of supporters in Nantes. Through his work, his anger and limitless kindness, he finished top scorer in the Yellow House for the last three seasons.
“The national and international tributes that were returned to him are up to the person and the player he was. We are losing today a friend, a talented player, an exemplary teammate.
“We do not forget in this drama the pilot and his family and trust the authorities to continue the search.
“For Waldemar Kita, President of FC Nantes: “I do not have the words, it’s a tragedy, I’m devastated, Emiliano left his mark, which is why, like many fans, I want to honor him again by removing the number 9 “.
“FC Nantes, its leaders, staff, players and staff present the families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson and their families their deepest condolences. We will never forget you Emi.