Technical director confirms clauses attached to latest Leeds signing
By Danny Wright
NEC Nijmegen technical director Remco Oversier has confirmed that there is a sell-on clause tied into the deal which saw Jay-Roy Grot sign for Leeds on Thursday.
The Whites signed striker Grot, 19, in a £1.5million from the Dutch Jupiler League side as Thomas Christiansen looks for a replacement for Chris Wood, who left for Burnley earlier this week.
Now, it has been confirmed that there are several details to the inner workings of Leeds’ latest transfer deal which may continue to see NEC make a profit on Grot even though he has now left them good.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay quoted Oversier on his personal Twitter account as saying that there is “a fixed transfer fee, a bonus structure and a resale rate (sell-on)” in the deal.
NEC's technical director, Remco Oversier, says the deal with Leeds has "a fixed transfer fee, a bonus structure and a resale rate (sell-on)"
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 24, 2017
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The Dutch teenager scored six goals in 23 appearances for NEC last season but couldn’t do enough to stop his side from being relegated from the Eredivise.
It is also reported that Leeds are plotting a second bid for Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede after having their first offer of £6million rejected as their search for more strikers continues.
Football Insider Verdict
NEC clearly believe that Grot is destined to go on to great things in the future, and Leeds must also be in the same belief otherwise they wouldn’t have signed him. The striker has bags of potential and the sell-on clause tied into his deal is a clever move for NEC, especially when selling to and English club because that is more than likely going to vastly increase his value with the amount of money in the game at the moment. It’s been a big summer for Leeds but they still need that marquee striker to lead their line of attack in the absence of Wood. Grot isn’t a short-term replacement and is very much one of the future, so he is unlikely to feature too often this season.