Emiliano Sala's body is to be returned to Argentina on Friday, the mayor of his hometown of Progreso, Julio Muller, has announced.
Sala's body was recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel last week. He was flying to his new team, English Premier League side Cardiff City, from his old French club Nantes when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21.
The player's remains will be taken to London-Heathrow airport tomorrow, arriving in Buenos Aires on Friday at 9.05am via a British Airways flight, a diplomat in Buenos Aires told AFP.
"The family will wait for him at Ezeiza, then a funeral company will transport him to Progreso," the source added.
Sala's former team gave him a rousing send off on Sunday, playing a French league match in a special all black kit for the occasion, with each player wearing the Argentine's name on the back of their jersey rather than their own.