Birmingham City fans are eagerly discussing the Jude Bellingham sell-on clause as rumors circulate that the academy graduate is set to join Real Madrid.
Renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano and Spanish publication MARCA have reported that the Spanish club is likely to pay Borussia Dortmund between €100m and €120m (£88m – £106m) for the young talent.
According to The Athletic, Birmingham City is entitled to over 5% of any fee Borussia Dortmund receives for Bellingham’s transfer.
Assuming Real Madrid pays £106m for Bellingham, Birmingham City could potentially receive £5.3m if the sell-on clause is exactly 5%.
MARCA also reports that Borussia Dortmund initially set a €140m (£123m) asking price for Bellingham, but Real Madrid hopes to secure the deal for around £106m after convincing the 19-year-old to join their squad.
Birmingham City is set to receive at least £5m from the sell-on clause, a significant sum for the Championship team, thanks to their foresight in negotiating the clause with Borussia Dortmund.
This financial boost comes at an opportune moment, as the Birmingham Mail reported that the club lost £24.8m in their last financial year, and The Guardian indicated they faced a points deduction due to EFL charges.
Fans and observers should keep a close eye on the developments, as Real Madrid is expected to announce Bellingham’s signing in the coming weeks.