Details of the transfer fee payable by Norwich City to Wigan Athletic for the purchase of Yanic Wildschut have been revealed by the Teeside Gazette
It seem that the Dutch winger’s previous club, Middlesbrough are due a sizeable sell on fee due to a clause inserted in the deal that took the player to Wigan from The Riverside, last January.
Wildschut cost the Latics an initial £400k, rising to £1m with certain add on performance clauses, which have largely been met.
Exactly how much Norwich will pay for the player is described as ‘complicated’ and again dependent on certain performance clauses.
The Gazette say that City have paid an initial £4m, with ‘Boro due a decent chunk of that payment before having to wait for the rest of the money due, depending on Yanic meeting certain targets, which are of course private between the clubs and player but you would imagine those clauses will be based on performances, promotion, maybe goals etc.
What this does underline is the routinely complicated structuring of football transfer fees. Many fans assume that City will have paid £7m for Wildschut and received £13m for Robbie Brady.
Payments happen in instalments or are triggered by clauses being met.
Let’s hope this lad is worth it, he’ll no doubt be in the squad for Cardiff, so we’ll get an idea of that soon enough.