Arsenal included sell-on clauses in the sales of Matteo Guendouzi to Marseille and Omari Hutchinson to Chelsea, according to a report.
Perhaps somewhat controversially, Arsenal finalised the sales of Matteo Guendouzi and Omari Hutchinson this summer.
Two players initially tipped for big futures at Arsenal, they ended up completing permanent moves away in the current window.
Guendouzi joined Marseille for around €10-11m, and The Athletic report that Hutchinson also left for a relatively modest fee (the exact figure remains a mystery), before adding that both deals include sell-on clauses.
That news is probably most relevant in Hutchinson’s case. Chelsea have a bit of a reputation for sending young players out on multiple loans before selling for a profit, so at least Arsenal will be able to cash in if that happens.
As for Guendouzi, whether Arsenal profit from the sell-on clause depends on whether he can catch the eye of Europe’s top clubs.
For now, he seems happy at Marseille, so he’s unlikely to move on unless one of Europe’s best come calling.
Even with the news of the sell-on clauses, it’s disappointing how things ended with both players.
With Guendouzi, there were clearly irreconcilable differences behind the scenes. Though Arsenal technically profited from his spell at the club, his behaviour ensured the club didn’t make as much as they could have.
As for Hutchinson, it seems Arsenal just weren’t offering as much money as their London rivals. Years of development and opportunities in the academy weren’t enough to overcome the gap in finances. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.