Marko sell-on clause details revealed

Sources close to Stoke City claim that the sell-on clause relating to Marko Arnautovic is not as generous as first thought.

The Stoke insider contacting Claret and Hugh by email says the twenty per cent sell-on clause is limited to any profit made by West Ham on the sale of Arnauotvic and not on the full sale price by the Hammers as first thought.

West Ham is thought to have paid almost £21m for the 29-year-old striker in instalments so a sale of Marko for £31m to China would bring them just £10m profit. Stoke’s cut of that would be £2m.

Should the Austrian striker be sold for £40m then Stoke’s cut increases to £3.8m of the £21m profit.

It is believed that any money raised by the potential sale of Arnautovic less sell on and agent fees will be made available to Manuel Pellegrini to immediately re-invest in another striker.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Marko sell-on clause details revealed

  1. I confess I always liked the way the guy played for us (the first few months excepted) but he always seemed like a head case, walking a tight rope..you just knew he was a fraction away from throwing one…and at 29 are we going to get better money from a sale than at least 45 to 50m (if the Chinese can put up weekly wages of 300k then they can stump up an extra 15 to 20m on their selling price and the exchange rate is moving in their direction!). if they don’t that of course sends a message to him about how much they think of him! And if we do get someone like Wilson from Bournemouth at 26 years old (and another Englishman to add to our ranks) we have a great potential and age profile for the club to move forward. Lots of moves to fall into place but if they can pull this off it looks like a great move for us. And in Pelle we trust – if he sanctions it I have the utmost faith in what he has decided to do….the guys a genius for what he has already done for our club and just oozes class every step of the way. Our best signing by a long chalk.

  2. I do belive we Arni does stay until summer at least, that he wont sulk and he will pay for us and put the same effort in.

    Apparently him and Hernandez was training hard today.

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