Newcastle set to pay PSV Eindhoven substantial sum as Wijnaldum sell-on clause revealed
By Alex Taylor
Newcastle will make a significantly smaller profit on Georgino Wijnaldum than first thought, after reports emerged that the Magpies had agreed a £25million deal with Liverpool for the player.
Rumours have circulated claiming that PSV Eindhoven negotiated a sell-on fee when the player left the Dutch outfit last summer, meaning his former club could be entitled to a large chunk of the money Liverpool will pay for the striker’s services.
Wijnaldum moved to Tyneside a year ago from PSV in a £14.5million deal, and quickly became the driving force behind the Magpies’ survival hopes.
The 25-year-old bagged 11 goals and five assists in 40 games in all competitions last season, and was also the subject of interest from Tottenham and Everton.
De Telegraaf claim that when the Dutch publication approached PSV, a spokesman confirmed the news. The club said: “We can confirm that there is a resale clause but we will not communicate any further details.”
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The report says that PSV could potentially bank another £4.2m from the clause, on top of the original £14.5m they received when the deal went through last summer.
If the figure is correct, it would see the Toon make just over £6million profit from their star player.