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Thomas Sandgaard reveals how Charlton Athletic have benefited from transfer deal between Newcastle United and Burnley

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Following the appointment of Ben Garner as manager this summer, Charlton Athletic are looking ahead to next season with the hope of promotion. 

The new manager has made a number of additions to his squad so far but the Addicks may have just received a boost in the resources they have available due to a transfer elsewhere.

Nick Pope signed for Charlton Athletic when he was 19-years-old and spent five seasons with the club although played only one season of fairly regular football, spending most of his time out on loan elsewhere.

However in his sale to Burnley in 2016, the Addicks were sure to add a sell-on clause in the deal which after six years has now paid off.

Following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship last season, the goalkeeper has made the move back up to the top flight being bought by Newcastle United in a deal reported to be worth £10million.

Much to the delight of Charlton fans, owner Thomas Sandgaard has confirmed the club have received some money off this deal as he told London News Online: “We got a lot of money out of that one, I’m very pleased with that. Clubs like us, who develop a lot of our academy players will naturally in some years have good income from that sort of sell on.

“Especially since the players are not always fully developed when we sell them and it is a limited amount we get – when they fully develop as a Premier League club then you can see how much they can be worth.

“It’s nice the system fives us the opportunity to make something out of it at that stage.”

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The Verdict: 

Whilst it’s not known how much Charlton have received from the sale of Nick Pope to Newcastle considering the deal was a fairly good one and Sandgaard has describe it a ‘lot’, it seems as though they’ve certainly done well on it.

This is a massive boost for a club like Charlton in League One because this money could add to their transfer budget and be the difference between them going up or staying down next season so if the money is available to be reinvested, it could be big for the club.

Addicks fans never got to see the best of Pope during his time at the Valley but they clearly saw talent in there and did really well in this deal to make sure they would benefit in the future and that’s exactly what they have done.


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