After search operations were suspended in the days after the plane went missing, a shipwreck hunter hired by Sala's family, with funds donated by football stars such as Lionel Messi, found the wreckage on Sunday. "He and David will forever remain in our thoughts", the team said on its website.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) says the body was recovered in "challenging conditions" with the "operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress".
Sala was on his way to join his new club, Cardiff City FC, after signing a £15 million ($19.5 million) contract.
Cardiff agreed to pay a club-record £15m for the striker, whose body was identified on Thursday night after being recovered from a plane wreckage in the Channel.
Football personalities all around the world thus took to various social media outlets to send their condolences to the families, friends and clubs involved.
He played for youth clubs in his native Sante Fe and later Córdoba, which served as a partner club to Bordeaux in France.
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After the confirmation of Sala's death, Cardiff issued a statement saying "he and David will forever remain in our thoughts".
According to the BBC, the Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft disappeared from radar at 2,300 feet, and air traffic control alerted Her Majesty's Coastguard at 8:23 p.m. local time when it couldn't contact the plane.
The investigation to find the plane was initially called off after three days, but Sala's family raised the funds to keep the search alive, with thanks to donations from worldwide football community.
The AAIB said efforts to recover the crashed plane as a whole proved unsuccessful, before being abandoned due to poor weather.
The investigators will publish their interim report within a month and footage captured of the wreckage is expected to provide "valuable evidence", it added.
Forestieri was one of the many footballers who called for police to keep up their search for Sala and to not lose faith.
However, things have threatened to get nasty after Nantes threatened legal action to ensure the £15million transfer fee was paid.