As you might have heard, Newcastle United are extremely close to signing Bruno Guimarães from Lyon for a fee of €50m.
The Magpies, who initially found some reluctance from their counterparts to accept the first offer of €40m, upped their bid to €50m, although it is broken down as €42m with €8m in bonuses.
Well, Foot Mercato’s Sébastien Denis has managed to find out what those final €8m entail, and it appears they are all linked to Newcastle staying up in the Premier League.
The first €4m of the bonuses will be paid ‘in case Newcastle stay up at the end of the season’.
Info : voici le détail exact de l'indemnité de transfert pour Bruno Guimaraes (50 M€). 42 M€ payable immédiatement et 8 M€ de bonus qui se répartissent ainsi :
– 4 M€ en cas de maintien de Newcastle en fin de saison
– 1 M€ par an en cas de maintien en PL pendant 4 ans pic.twitter.com/ngu9cvWiOl
— Sébastien Denis (@sebnonda) January 28, 2022
The second €4m would basically be spread over the following four years, with the Magpies ‘€1m per year in case they stay up in the Premier League for four years’.
Basically, if Newcastle have to pay €1m for each year they stay in the Premier League going forward.
That’s smart business from Lyon, who are aware that, in all likelihood, if Eddie Howe manages to steer his team clear of the relegation zone at the first attempt, the financial power the club has means they will also do so going forward.
Oh, and the €42m are to be paid ‘immediately’.