Portsmouth chief executive officer Mark Catlin has revealed that the club have been forced to accept a ‘limited’ fee as part of Brandon Haunstrup’s move to Kilmarnock.
Despite the move being a free transfer due to Haunstrup’s contract expiry with Pompey, the League One club were still due to receive compensation for his development over the last few seasons.
However, Haunstrup’s deal is slightly different in the fact that, due to him moving to a club across the border, a deal which falls under FIFA training compensation regulations, Portsmouth will receive a lower fee.
Pompey CEO Catlin spoke to Portsmouth News about the compensation package, saying:
‘All fees and negotiations between the clubs are confidential, however, given Brandon’s age and moving to Scotland, any compensation is limited.
‘If you offer a player an improved contract and they move to another club within England, you are protected by English compensation rights.
‘However, by going abroad in football terms – Scotland – it doesn’t apply. You see it every year at clubs.
‘Instead, you go into FIFA training rights. Historically, they are more of a fixed level and totally different should Brandon have gone to another English club.
‘How much we receive depends on his future performance, there is no fixed fee in regards of the move itself.
‘It’s based on when they move again, what level they move to, it’s so complicated. It really only starts to be worth any type of money if Brandon plays at a very high level.’
Any potential compensation fee will depend solely on Haunstrup’s development and the standard at which he goes on to play during his career.
Given that he has signed for Kilmarnock from Portsmouth and not a team in the Premier League or Championship, this means that Pompey officials should not be expecting a large sum any time soon.
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