Stoke City defender Bruno Martins Indi received 17% of the transfer fee when Feyenoord sold him to FC Porto in 2014. The Netherlands international is currently on loan at Stoke City after two seasons in Portugal.
Voetbal Primeur have reported Martins Indi received €1.3m when he made the move to Porto because he was due 17% of the €7.7m transfer fee. Martins Indi negotiated this clause in 2012 during his renewal talks with Feyenoord because they couldn’t offer him big wages.
The Dutch side could only offer the Dutchman a salary of €400k, so it was agreed he would receive a large chuck of the transfer fee when sold on. It’s become more common for Dutch sides to build such clauses into contracts because they are unable to compete with foreign clubs with regards to wages.
After his troubles at Porto last season, where he was in and out of the team, Martins Indi has started to get regular football since signing for Stoke City. Under Mark Hughes the 24-year-old has played 11 of the opening 14 Premier Leagues games in this campaign following his move to Stoke City on transfer deadline day.