City Miss Out On Key ‘Clause’ In £42.5M Transfer As PL Rival Secure ‘Bargain’

Manchester City did not manage to secure a “sell-on clause” when they sold Cole Palmer to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

While performance-related add-ons were included, which means City could stand to earn around £42.5m from the England international’s sale, there is a concern that the price may still end up being a ‘bargain’.

The Premier League champions do usually demand a sell-on percentage when they offload a young player. The most famous example of this was when City secured part of the transfer fee that Manchester United paid for Jadon Sancho when he joined from Borussia Dortmund.

However, it seems that the Cityzens were perfectly happy to let Palmer leave without a similar clause being included; something they may now regret.

Why were City willing to sell such a promising player?

The decision to offload Palmer was more down to the midfielder’s wishes, rather than any real desire to get him off the club’s books.

Manager Pep Guardiola praised the player after his performances in the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup, prior to his sale to Chelsea. However, the Spaniard could not offer guarantees about first-team football that Palmer was looking for.

There are other promising youngsters coming through the ranks

Palmer’s departure has allowed one other player to make his senior debut. Oscar Bobb made his first appearance in the 5-1 win over Fulham at the start of September.

The 20-year-old has already gone on to play 7 games for the first team. While he is still waiting to score his first goal, the winger did get an assist during the 6-1 victory over Bournemouth earlier this month.

Bobb has also made a big impression playing for his country, having a hand in both goals as Norway won 2-0 against the Faroe Islands last week.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.