How much more for Gray?
When Burnley signed Andre Gray from Brentford last August the speculation was that we’d spent £9 million on him although that was clearly a hugely inflated figure as confirmed by Luton Town who received some of the money in a sell on clause.
As is usually the case, we revealed it as undisclosed but Luton, who were due this sell on clause, reported: We are guaranteed to receive a shade over £1.1 million from the fee which will be spread over three seasons; an initial figure approaching £300,000 followed by two of just over £400,000.
“Should Andre contribute to Burnley’s success, resulting in a successful Premier League spell then we will also benefit further, to the tune of up to £700,000.”
There was no indication of what the percentage was that they were entitled to but they’d sold him to Brentford for approximately £500,000. It was believed that they had a 20% sell on which meant we’d paid approximately £6 million for Gray.
Recently, Brentford boss Dean Smith said he hoped Burnley would be one of the promoted clubs because it would give them a £3 million windfall in extra money for Gray and James Tarkowski. However, Luton have confirmed that they will only benefit from a further £700,000 should Burnley remain in the Premier League for the 2017/18 season.
Meanwhile, Sean Dyche does seem to have stuck, jokingly, at £37.5 million when asked how much we paid for him.Follow UpTheClarets:
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