Everton and Swansea City were not the only clubs financially affected by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s move to Goodison Park on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur were also involved, albeit not directly, due to the negotiations made when they sold the midfielder to Swansea three years ago.
According to the London Evening Standard, the North London outfit have pocketed £4.5m from Sigurdsson’s switch to Everton, as they agreed a 10% sell-on clause with the Swans in 2014.
It is believed that Everton splashed £45m on signing the Iceland international, who has become their eighth capture in the summer window.
If Spurs have gained some extra cash, it will prove to be good business as they have now pocketed £11.3m for Sigurdsson when they sold him after a two-year spell.
It has been a very quiet window for Tottenham as they are yet to bring in any new signings, and time is ticking given that just two weeks remain before the window shuts.
News about a possible windfall from the Sigurdsson deal has got fans talking on Twitter.
— Erik Son (@ErikSonHeungMin) August 16, 2017
— Matt Paxton (@MattPaxton1) August 16, 2017
— Glen (@gleng1882) August 16, 2017
Daniel Levy upon hearing Spurs get money off the Sigurdsson deal pic.twitter.com/ly7xevJeai
— NornIronYid (@carsey2894) August 16, 2017
Spurs to receive around 5M for the Sigurdsson deal. Not bad. Levy'd. #COYS
— Jem Skylark (@JemSkylark) August 16, 2017
— RAF Spurs (@RAFSpurs) August 15, 2017
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) August 15, 2017