Brighton and Hove Albion will not receive an immediate transfer fee for midfielder Davy Propper’s move to PSV Eindhoven.
Propper was announced by PSV yesterday after closing in on a return to his former club over the last week.
The final hurdles for a move were cleared earlier this week when the Brighton man completed a medical and filmed his presentation video in Eindhoven.
Initially, reports in the Netherlands stated that Brighton wanted as much as €10m for their man, but these were quickly revised to around €5m.
It seems even that was wide of the mark, though, with both ED and VI stating that PSV Eindhoven will pay a maximum of €2m for the midfielder.
VI say this includes bonuses, but ED go into a little more detail, stating that PSV ‘negotiated an agreement’ that will see them avoid a transfer fee but pay ‘a number of bonuses’ to Brighton over two years, which will amount to a maximum of €2m.
What those bonuses are based on isn’t mentioned, but it appears the Dutch side have pulled off something of a coup either way.