Cardiff Metropolis chairman Mehmet Dalman has confirmed the membership is suing FC Nantes for nearly £100m over the demise of Emiliano Sala.
The striker died in a aircraft crash in January 2019 whereas travelling to south Wales from France to finish a £15m switch to the Bluebirds.
Dalman says paperwork to sue Nantes for 110m euros has been submitted.
“We purchased a younger man within the prime of his profession, in good religion,” Dalman instructed Talksport.
“Anyone, with out our data, put him in an unfit aeroplane and flew him in a harmful time of the day, or evening on this case. Sadly, the 2 folks died due to it.
“Why is it that it is Cardiff that has to then write the cheque out for as a lot as that? Cardiff shouldn’t be a rich membership, it may’t afford this.
“So I do not see why folks say we’re simply after cash. We simply wish to get some justice.”
Though Dalman claimed journey preparations had been made “with out our data”, Sala’s inquest heard that Cardiff’s participant liaison officer was identified to have been conscious of the flight.
Dalman confirmed the Cardiff’s attorneys have been liable for figuring out the sum being sought.
“I actually suppose that is very a lot a authorized query and I actually do not wish to reply that query,” he added when requested how they arrived on the payment of 110m euros.
“Our attorneys got here up with the quantity. There may be logic to it. It isn’t a quantity that we picked from the air.”
Sala’s aircraft crashed into the English Channel on 21 January 2019, killing the striker and pilot David Ibbotson.
The Welsh membership vowed to take separate authorized motion towards Nantes after the Swiss Federal Tribunal determined the Court docket of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) didn’t have jurisdiction to cope with the Bluebirds’ declare for damages.
A membership assertion printed following the conclusion of the 2022-23 season said damages sought have been to “get well what the membership paid for Emiliano” and for “further damages for additional consequential losses”.
Cardiff have been topic to a switch embargo by world governing physique Fifa after their preliminary refusal to pay Nantes the primary instalment of the payment for Sala.
They paid that sum – believed to be round £7m – in January, 2023 after their attraction with CAS failed. That cost ended Fifa sanctions.
Nonetheless, the membership continues to be below a switch embargo with the EFL over the difficulty and cannot pay transfer fees for players until May 2024.
The membership is difficult the EFL ruling.
Cardiff, managed by Neil Warnock on the time, have been relegated from the Premier League later within the season during which Sala died.