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Why Newcastle Wanted Exactly £27M For Wijnaldum

It seems that PSV were smart enough to put a sell-on clause into Gini Wijnaldum’s contract when he was signed for £14.5M from the top Dutch club last July.

The sell-on clauses are generally around 20% which means that PSV would get 20% of the profit Newcastle make on the deal with Liverpool.


Gini Wijnaldum – sell-on clause in contract

It’s been banded about that Newcastle wanted £25M for Gini over the summer and then that figure – at least in the Chronicle – has recently been quoted at £27M.

So it seems like Newcastle added £2M onto the fee to help pay for what they would need to pay PSV.

With a £27M deal they would need to give PSV 20% of £(27-14.5)M which is £2.5M – so Newcastle would get £24.5M.

If the sell-on clause is at 15% – then PSV would get £1.875M and Newcastle £25.125M

There’s news in Holland that PSV do have a sell-on clause in Gini’s contract and a PSV spokesperson is quoted as saying this in De Telegraaf today:

“We can confirm that there is a re-sale rate.” “But we will not communicate any further details.”

Newcastle would also be well advised to put a sell-on clause in Wijnaldum’s Liverpool contract, with the transfer fees likely to escalate significantly in the next few years.

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Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Jazzyp I seen that own goal on sky earlier lmao

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #2

    AM i only scared to see Dummet starting LB??? Hes a decent squad player because he can flex to cb if needed but not a starter. Still would rather see mbabu we need a real LB and CAM, ASAP.

    Best 10(assuming the 35M man is gone)

    Gamez—– Mbmemba —- Lac—– NEW LB
    Ritchie—– SHelvy —– Thauvan
    ————–Colt 45————–

  • Belfast

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Probably the worst bit a goalkeeping I’ve ever seen lol

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Wow had to recover from 2:0 down….Rafa has loots of work to do. Bring in another two new CB so far quite disappointing…

    Warm up or not, we are both toothless and poor in defence still….

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Two weeks tomorrow season starts – we have 3 remaining friendlies in between.
    Hopefully we’ll now see a progression in the friendlies of getting better and better/more settled.
    Leading up of course to what looks like the staring side for the first league game.
    First four games are winnable – opposition were all next to each other at the bottom of the league.
    If we have gaping holes in the team there will still be several weeks of the window left open after the league starts to get others in.
    No call for panic just yet.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Grant hanley signed according to talksport.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    You say we are weakening the team, you make it sound like a deliberate ploy. We don’t have to sell but when it is fairly obvious a player has said he’s not prepared to play in the Championship is it worth having them around. Relegation has weakened the team and Rafa is trying to compensate with the right type of players suited to the league. I’m asking you out of genuine interest, what type of players did you expect us to be signing?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8


    Newcastle United FCVerified account
    CONFIRMED: Welcome to Newcastle United, Grant Hanley! ???? #NUFC

  • U.S Magpie

    Jul 21, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Sky Sports has reported that Gini has signed for Liverpool.


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