Arsenal are set to bring in a bit of money when former player Donyell Malen completes his imminent transfer to Borussia Dortmund.
Fabrizio Romano reported on Thursday night that Borussia Dortmund were in the final stages of their negotiation to sign Donyell Malen from PSV. It’s even getting to the stage where they’re pencilling in a medical for the next few days.
When that deal goes through, Football.London report that Dortmund will pay Arsenal 1% of the transfer fee. The fee is currently set at around £25m, meaning Arsenal will take £250,000.
This is unlikely to be through a sell-on clause, but it rather represents the required training compensation payment on these sorts of deals.
Arsenal helped prepare Malen for a career in senior football with a couple of years in their academy, before leaving as a teenager. This payment recognises that.
In the same way, Ajax will reportedly receive 1.5% of the final fee for all the years Malen spent with them as a youth player.
The £250,000 fee isn’t particularly useful for Arsenal’s senior squad, but you’d hope it will be invested back into the academy where it would make more of a difference.