Stoke City will not bank 100 per cent of any fee they may receive for Harry Souttar in the future as it has emerged that Dundee United have a sell-on clause attached to his contract, according to The Courier.
The towering 22-year-old has a host of Premier League clubs tracking him months ahead of the January transfer window opening, with Aston Villa the latest to be linked according to Football Insider.
It comes after the Stoke Sentinel revealed that both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur had been scouting the Australia international following his exceptional performances at the start of the 2021-22 Championship campaign.
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With the Potters selling Nathan Collins for around the £12 million mark this summer, they will not also want to lose Souttar but a similar fee, if not a bit more may test the waters at the bet365 Stadium.
They won’t receive all of a potential transfer fee for Souttar though as his former club Dundee United negotiated what now looks to be a masterstroke of a sell-on clause worth 15 per cent.
That means if Stoke manage to sell Souttar for £15 million, the Tangerines would net a healthy £2.25 million although it could be more if the Staffordshire side hold out for a fee in excess of £20 million.
Considering Souttar only played two league games for Dundee United, they are set to profit heavily if he does move on to the Premier League and in hindsight it was a really good move to make.
Souttar spent a few years with the Tangerine’s academy and just a few months before he saw his brother John move from the club to join Hearts.
John himself has been highly-rated over the years but Harry may have already surpassed his talent levels and he’s only going to get better with experience.
It will be hard for Stoke to turn down eight-figure bids for Souttar, whether that is in January or in the summer, and United are set to profit handsomely despite letting him go in 2016 for just an initial £200,000.