Jay-Roy Grot has completed his move from NEC Nijmegen after a few short days of speculation.
The 19 year old forward had only one year left on his deal with NEC, so once Leeds United showed serious interest the Dutch club were also keen to get a deal done quickly.
Grot was allowed to travel to Yorkshire for talks, and as Leeds and NEC quickly agreed a transfer fee those talks turned into a medical and ultimately the player being presented on Thursday morning.
The transfer fee is undisclosed, which is likely because it’s on the low side rather than the high side. Second division NEC weren’t really in a position to negotiate.
One their side of the announcement, the Dutch club have talked up the package Leeds United have presented for Grot, and explained it could bring in more money in the future.
On NEC’s official website, the club’s technical director Remco Oversier is quoted as saying: “We have a fixed transfer fee, a bonus structure and a resale percentage stipulated in the agreement. We wish Jay-Roy a lot of success in England and thank him for all the years at our beautiful club.”
NEC will truly hope Grot excels at Leeds United, because if he ultimately leaves for a fee around what saw Chris Wood go, it would be a huge financial boost to the Jupiler League club.