Birmingham City will only be due five percent of any future sale price for Jude Bellingham should he leave Borussia Dortmund in future.

That’s according to the Sport 1 podcast Die Dortmund-Woche, relayed by Fussball Transfers, who say that Dortmund chief Michael Zorc ‘did a good job’ in negotiations with the Championship side.

They explain that the five per cent re-sale percentage is a ‘small’ one compared to what Dortmund have had to pay out in the past.

They use the example of Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United this summer, which was done for €85m in total. However, £12.75m of that went to his training club, Manchester City.

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So, then, should Bellingham leave for someone like Liverpool, who have been heavily linked in recent weeks, Birmingham will only be getting a small percentage of the deal.

For example, if Dortmund were to stick to their reported €100m asking price, Birmingham would only be getting themselves €5m, which seems like a pittance.

Of course, a transfer has to happen first, and on that front, Fussball Transfers echo what has been said elsewhere; Dortmund don’t want to sell.

The ‘clear tendency’ at the club is that Bellingham will still be playing for them in the 2022/23 season.

That could change if an ‘almost unavoidable transfer’ offer does arrive, but even then, they will only have to give away a ‘tiny piece’ of the cake, something Birmingham must be kicking themselves over.