Sunderland fans have found another reason to bash their previous ownership, after reports suggested the Black Cats won’t get a penny if Jordan Pickford makes a huge move this summer.
According to reports, both Manchester United and Bayern Munich are targeting Pickford, but Sunderland will not receive a portion of the deal, as they did not agree a sell-on clause when they sold him to Everton.
The young stopper swapped Wearside for Merseyside last summer, after an incredible season earned him a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Despite grabbing an initial fee of £25million in the deal though, it seems the Black Cats made a big mistake by not demanding a portion of any future sale.
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The report claims Munich are eyeing the young Englishman as Manuel Neuer’s successor, and Manchester United could turn to him if David De Gea joins Real Madrid.
The previous ownership a the Stadium of Light took plenty of deserved criticism, and fans are bashing them again for not including a sell-on clause.
It’s safe to say the club could do with some extra funds right now, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
One final parting gift from the old regime. Great.
— Mobile Mackem (@mobilemackem) June 17, 2018
No way was no sell on clause a good deal. Everyone could see how good Pickford was…even then. He was destined to be England’s number 1 and more. Bad deal. He just wanted the cash for Short.
— Safcjohn (@Safcjohn5) June 17, 2018
I mean haway you wouldn’t even consider not putting in a sell on clause of 10 – 15% of you had a drop of any business acrumn or savviness. This time last year you’d look at his attributes, age , current/future fees, development, profile, league ,future international games. NUTS
— Stu Tench (@tenchylad) June 17, 2018
We should be seeking damages from Bain for his incompetence.
— Christopher James (@Spoon363) June 17, 2018
Heinous. Hope we never let him leave, but absolutely criminal management not getting a sell on clause
— Jacob Ritchie (@ritchiejacob625) June 17, 2018
If this is true that is horrendous negotiating by us. He was clearly always good enough for the biggest sides in the world so why the hell wouldn’t you put a sell on clause in? ???????????
— J Corbett (@jcorbett12) June 17, 2018
It’s shows how inept previous CEOs have been. They should be hung drawn and quartered
— Tony Kyle (@NurseResFellow) June 17, 2018