Derby County could benefit from Will Hughes’ potential move to Crystal Palace this summer, due to a sell-on clause when he left the Rams.
The Lowdown: Hughes could join Palace
The 26-year-old made a name for himself at Derby as a youngster, scoring 12 goals in 189 appearances and looking a class act in midfield.
He eventually departed for Watford back in 2017 and is now being linked with a summer move to Palace, with new Eagles manager Patrick Vieira eyeing him up after he rejected the offer of a new deal at Vicarage Road.
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The Latest: Derby could be boosted by transfer windfall
It turns out that Hughes’ potential move to Selhurst Park could work in Derby’s favour, with The Derby Telegraph reporting that the Rams’ 15% sell-on clause for the midfielder could see them receive a ‘transfer windfall’.
Hughes moved to Watford for £5m four years ago, with the deal potentially rising to £9m if add-ons were triggered. If the latter figure is the eventual cost of any such transfer, the Rams could stand to earn a seven-figure fee due to the sell-on clause.
The Verdict: Financial boost for Rams
Derby find themselves in a tough period in their history both on and off the pitch – they sit 18th in the Championship table after two matches and have endured a horrendous few months in terms of the club’s finances – so this could be a welcome boost for them.
While the money they could receive for Hughes may not be overly substantial, it could help raise much-needed transfer funds for Wayne Rooney before the transfer window shuts, as they look to give themselves the best possible chance of enjoying a successful season.
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