Sheffield United could potentially be in for a nice cash windfall in the form of a sell on clause for Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Telegraph has reported that Calvert-Lewin has emerged as a shock potential signing for the Gunners. It’s claimed Arsenal will have to pay around £50m to even tempt Everton into a deal.
Calvert-Lewin scored 16 Premier League goals last season. The former United academy star cementing himself as England’s second choice striker behind Harry Kane along the way as well.
But that form, and Everton’s parting of ways with Carlo Ancelotti, has other clubs sniffing. The Telegraph suggests Arsenal are keen on ‘DCL’ as part of their summer overhaul.
If a move does go ahead, then it could be a bonus for United.
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Does Calvert-Lewin have a sell on clause from Sheffield United?
We had a similar situation back in 2019 when it was suggested that Manchester United wanted Calvert-Lewin. As we reported back then, there is no explicit detail anywhere that explains if a sell-on was included.
However, the natural assumption to make is that we definitely have put one in the deal which saw him sign for Everton. The Blades pocketed around a £1m when we sold Calvert-Lewin initially. Surely, then, we protected ourselves.
History would suggest we have. The Blades have had money off the back of deals for Harry Maguire and Che Adams in recent seasons. United also pocketed a nice chunk of change when Kyle Walker moved to Man City.
A £50m move to Arsenal would surely bring United at least £5m. And that’s if we have inserted a minimal 10% figure. 15 and 20% yields would bring £7.5m and £10m. All three of those would be a nice bonus for the club.
At the end of the day, this is what our academy is for. Bring players through, sell them on, and reap rewards down the line as well. If Calvert-Lewin does move to Arsenal, then United will have done brilliantly out of the deal.