It has now been revealed that Newcastle United will make a significantly smaller profit on Gini Wijnaldum when he completes his move to Liverpool.
Thursday morning brought confirmation that the two clubs had agreed a £25m transfer fee with a medical set to be taken today.
However, it has now become a bit clearer as to why Newcastle were sticking to what looks a hefty asking price.
Over in Holland, De Telegraaf have been in touch with PSV about the upcoming transfer and asked if the Dutch club were entitled to any of it, a PSV club spokesman responding with:
“We can confirm that there is a resale clause but we will not communicate any further details.”
De Telegraaf believe that the £25m transfer will see PSV bank another 5m euros (approx £4.2m), this is on top of the original 20m euros deal (which at the time equalled around £14.5m).
So Newcastle’s profit is set to be around £6m, rather than the £10m+ that many people have imagined to be the case.
The sell-on clause maybe also gives a bit more credence to Newcastle wanting to keep Wijnaldum as they have said a number of times, knowing they wouldn’t be banking the full amount of any potential sale.