The Ligue 1 side have thanked the rest of the sporting world for their condolences while paying their respects to a man who meant so much to so many.
Nantes have paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala following confirmation that his body has been recovered from the wreckage of a plane he was travelling on that crashed on its way to Cardiff.
For Waldemar Kita, president of FC Nantes.
“I don’t have the words. It’s a tragedy, I’m crushed. Emiliano left his mark. That’s why, like many fans, I wish to honour him by retiring the No.9.’