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.
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.
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.
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.