Negotiating a ‘sell-on’ clause is becoming more prominent in modern football and few clubs do it better than us in the transfer market.
Over the years, we’ve made some serious money from players we’ve previously owned, and a report in the Daily Mail has aimed to determine the most profitable club from sell-on clauses.
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Here are the top five deals involving sell-on clauses in Premier League history.
5) Ashley Young: Aston Villa – Manchester United – £17.5million (Watford earn £2.5m)
The Manchester United winger joined the Red Devils in 2011 after an impressive stint at Aston Villa, and the premium price which comes with every English talent certainly benefited Watford.
Having sold him for a handsome fee initially, Watford’s negotiation prowess allowed them to benefit further.