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Sheffield United set to receive major boost

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Kyle Walker’s former club Sheffield United are set to receive a £5m windfall from the England right back’s impending transfer, report the Sheffield Star. 

The 27-year-old is reportedly set to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal after City decided to match the London club’s £50m asking price, set by notoriously tough negotiator, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

However, the deal, which equals the world record fee paid for a defender – set when Paris Saint Germain bought Chelsea’s David Luiz in 2015 – will not just line the pockets of Levy.

The Blades, the club where Walker started his career, inserted a 10% sell-on clause into the deal that took the 27-time England cap to White Hart Lane in 2009.

Thanks to the bumper fee being shelled out by City, £10m above their initial valuation of the defender, Chris Wilder’s men will receive a boost to their budget, as they prepare for their first season in the Championship since 2011 – to the tune of £5m.

While it is always shrewd business to insert a sell-on clause into a deal when you sell on a young player with a big future, surely the Blades hierarchy did not envisage the agreement paying such dividends – thanks in no small part to the bumper sums being banded around in the top flight this summer.

Nevertheless, Guardiola and City have inadvertently given Sheffield United an unexpected boost as they prepare for life in the second tier.

Sheffield United fans – what do you make of the news? How should your windfall be spent? Let us know in the comments below… 


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