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Report breaks down deal that took Morgan Gibbs-White to Nottingham Forest

It has been just under a week since Wolves cashed in on Morgan Gibbs-White.

The club decided to sell the English youngster to Nottingham Forest, who had been chasing him for most of the summer.

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Wolves’ stance had initially been that the player was not for sale.

Bruno Lage was a big fan of his, and had intended to use him for the first-team in 2022/23.

And the manager looked like he was going to be true to his word, starting Gibbs-White against Leeds United and Fulham.

But after the club signed Matheus Nunes, and Goncalo Guedes the week before, Wolves sanctioned Gibbs-White’s exit.

The deal has been reported as £42.5 million in total.

And the Express & Star yesterday provided a bit of a breakdown of the deal.

Forest have paid Wolves an initial £25 million.

That fee will rise to £35 million should Forest avoid relegation and stay in the Premier League next May. The player also has to make a certain amount of appearances/starts.

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The fee rising to £42.5 million is said to be more unlikely. Apparently there are add-ons relating to Forest making Europe.

The Express & Star also say Wolves were able to negotiate two sell-on clauses.

If Gibbs-White happens to be sold by Forest in the next year, Wolves will get 15% of that sale. It would be 15% of any profit Forest would be making on Gibbs-White.

After the first year, that clause drops to 10%.

Good money to be made on Gibbs-White as report shares breakdown of Nottingham Forest deal

This is an interesting claim about the deal that took Gibbs-White to Forest last week.

Realistically, Forest have invested a lot of money in him (even initially), so they aren’t going to want to sell him within a couple of years of him joining.

It would be a real surprise if Wolves did benefit from these sell-on clauses, especially the 15% one.

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The best case scenario is that Gibbs-White features heavily for Forest this term and helps to keep the club in the Premier League.

An extra £10 million would be very nice sum for Wanderers to work with, and anything beyond that in the coming years would be a bonus.