Sala ‘s search: Mbappe donates €30,000
A GoFundMe page was set up with other players including Adrien Rabiot and Dimitri Payet contributing
Some of Europe’s top footballers including Kylian Mbappe have donated thousands of euros to fund a private search for missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
An online fund-raising campaign was started at the GoFundMe website with the aim of raising €300,000 to resume the search in the English Channel where the plane Sala was travelling on with pilot Dave Ibbotson disappeared last week.
The fund went past the target today after a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint Germain star Mbappe.
Financial help had earlier come from the likes of Mbappe’s PSG teammate Adrien Rabiot, who donated €25,000, Marseille’s Dimitri Payet who donated €10,000, while the FifPro World Players Union put in €5,000.
Other players to contribute include Lucas Ocampos of Marseille (€5,000), Frenchman Nordi Mukiele who is at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga (€4,000), Papu (Alejandro) Gomez of Atalanta (€2,002), Geoffrey Kondogbia of Valencia (€2,000), Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City (€2,000), Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal (€2,000), Corentin Tolisso of Bayern Munich (€1,000), and Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli (€1,000).
More than 3,500 people had donated.