Sheffield United are set for another boost to the finances ahead of January, with Arsenal set to pay them some of the money due for Aaron Ramsdale featuring in the World Cup.
The Gunners, like United, are due a piece of the £190m pie FIFA set aside to compensate clubs who had players featuring in the World Cup. As we previously reported, United were due to land just shy of the £500k mark thanks to the involvements of Iliman Ndiaye and Adam Davies.
However, according to the Sheffield Star, United are due for an even bigger chunk thanks to Aaron Ramsdale and Arsenal.
FIFA’s rules for the £190m pot state that any club who the player has represented in the previous two years is due some money. Ramsdale, of course, only signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2021, meaning United are due some of that cash.
And with the figure of £9,000 a day doing the rounds and England already in the tournament until at least Saturday night, that amounts to another £54,000 just for this week to split between the clubs.
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For Arsenal, these figures are pennies. But for the Blades, any cash ahead of January is a welcome boost.
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United’s board made sure they were well protected when they sold Ramsdale on anyway with different clauses included but this is a nice little bonus as well.
So far, Ramsdale has been in Qatar for around three weeks. That amounts to around £170,000 which even if United only get half of, is a tidy little earner. Of course, if England beat France, then that amount will only rise further.
All in all, with Ndiaye and Davies’ top ups, this has been a good few weeks for United. And with the season resuming on Saturday, anything to enhance the feel-good factor at the club is a bonus.