Birmingham City will only be due five percent of any future sale price for Jude Bellingham should he leave Borussia Dortmund in future.
That’s according to the Sport 1 podcast Die Dortmund-Woche, relayed by Fussball Transfers, who say that Dortmund chief Michael Zorc ‘did a good job’ in negotiations with the Championship side.
They explain that the five per cent re-sale percentage is a ‘small’ one compared to what Dortmund have had to pay out in the past.
They use the example of Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United this summer, which was done for €85m in total. However, £12.75m of that went to his training club, Manchester City.
So, then, should Bellingham leave for someone like Liverpool, who have been heavily linked in recent weeks, Birmingham will only be getting a small percentage of the deal.
For example, if Dortmund were to stick to their reported €100m asking price, Birmingham would only be getting themselves €5m, which seems like a pittance.
Of course, a transfer has to happen first, and on that front, Fussball Transfers echo what has been said elsewhere; Dortmund don’t want to sell.
The ‘clear tendency’ at the club is that Bellingham will still be playing for them in the 2022/23 season.
That could change if an ‘almost unavoidable transfer’ offer does arrive, but even then, they will only have to give away a ‘tiny piece’ of the cake, something Birmingham must be kicking themselves over.