Announcing the arrival of Alfred N’Diaye from Villarreal after the transfer window had shut, Wolverhampton Wanderers finished their rather impressive summer off with a bang.
Signing the defensive midfielder on a season long loan, Wolves have the possibility of making the move permanent, if AS in Spain are to be believed.
Taking on all of the Senegal international’s wages for the duration of the move, the Championship side included a clause in the contract that could see them sign him on a full-time basis for €9m on two conditions.
Firstly, Wolverhampton have to get promoted, and secondly, he needs to make a minimum of 25 appearances in all competitions.
Interestingly enough, Villarreal have also covered their backs in the deal, as AS claim that if Nuno Espirito Santo’s men get promoted, but decide not to buy N’Diaye permanently, they will have to pay the La Liga side a ‘fine’ of €2.5m.
This means that regardless of the outcome, the Spaniards make money.
Of course, for everyone involved, the former of the two options would be preferable, but for that to happen, N’Diaye needs to perform at Molineux.
It’s entirely up to him.