Wolverhampton Wanderers could be in line for a windfall in the not-too-distant future.
According to Wolves reporter for The Athletic Tim Spiers, the club actually do have a sell-on clause over Pedro Goncalves, who is absolutely flourishing at Sporting Lisbon.
Goncalves left Molineux in the summer of 2019, and his exit was hardly talked about at the time.
He departed along with another youngster Joao Dias, with both joining Portuguese outfit Farmalicao for undisclosed fees.
It was reported that Wolves had included a sell-on clause for Goncalves, and many felt as though it only applied to the next move he would make from there.
But according to Spiers writing for The Athletic, the 20% clause that was inserted actually applied to the next two moves he would make, and so Goncalves departing Sporting for big money could net Wolves a nice windfall.
It was recently reported by Record, via the Mirror that Goncalves – who is the top scorer by some distance in the Primeira Lig – is interesting Liverpool, and the chances of a transfer this summer after such an amazing season are more than reasonable.
20% of the fee Goncalves leaves Sporting for could potentially be quite significant for Wolves.
The player reportedly has a £53 million release clause, and if he left for that amount, it would net the Wanderers a healthy £10.6 million.
Bittersweet for Wolves
It is a relief to learn that Wolves will actually get some money from Goncalves’ next transfer fee after it was thought the clause only applied to his exit from Farmalicao.
But lots of Wolves fans probably wish at this point that he was never sold, given how fantastically he has developed since leaving the Black Country.
Hopefully, he doesn’t follow Bruno Fernandes to the Premier League, which would really be a frustration for supporters.