Willie McKay: Former agent involved in Sala move to Cardiff due in court

Willie McKay
McKay is due to appear before magistrates next month

A former football agent involved in Emiliano Sala's move to Cardiff City from French side Nantes has been charged with two counts of fraudulent transfer of property.

Willie McKay arranged the flight that crashed in the English Channel, killing Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson.

The Insolvency Service said 60-year-old Scot McKay will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on 31 July.

McKay has said he will be "vigorously defending these proceedings".

In a statement, McKay said: "I have been summonsed by the Insolvency Service in the magistrates court on an allegation that I bought a watch and a car when I knew I was going to be adjudicated bankrupt."

McKay's son Mark was Nantes' acting agent in the deal for the footballer.

The body of Argentine Sala - the Bluebirds' record signing - was found in the wreckage of the Piper Malibu N264DB in January.

It was found on the seabed 13 days after it vanished over the English Channel near Guernsey. Ibbotson's body has not been found.