Leeds United could 'make millions' as Huggins clause revealed - Campbell
Kevin Campbell has claimed Leeds United could “make millions” on Niall Huggins after it was revealed the club inserted a sell-on clause in his transfer to Sunderland.
However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker claimed the Whites may actually regret allowing the 20-year-old to leave Elland Road.
Huggins put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light last month.
As revealed by Football Insider (14th September), Leeds will not receive a transfer fee from Sunderland for the right-back.
Instead, the Yorkshire club protected themselves by inserting a significant sell-on clause into the deal.
When asked by Football Insider assistant editor Dylan Childs for his assessment of the news, Campbell said:
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“That clause could make them millions in the future.
“The thing with these youngsters now is that they want to play football week in, week out. If you are not going to be able to offer them first team football then they are going to look for a way out.
“Sunderland are a huge club who have aspirations of getting automatic promotion this season so why would he not want to join?
“Yes, Leeds may make a few quid out the deal but it could quite easily be a deal they end up regretting in the future. He may well continue to progress and all of a sudden they’ll be thinking, ‘We should have kept him.'”