Lyon set to receive €14m from Anthony Martial transfer fee

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed his club is set to receive up to €14million from Monaco as a result of the €80m transfer fee Manchester United agreed to pay for Anthony Martial.

The 19-year-old moved to Old Trafford for an initial fee of £36.3m (€50m), but he could end up costing the Red Devils a further £22m (€30m) if certain performance-related clauses are met.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev recently described those clauses as "very realistic", and Martial's fine start to life in Manchester means United could be paying the extra cash sooner rather than later.


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Having bought him in 2013 for just €5m, Monaco have made one of the biggest profits on a player in the history of football, but, luckily for Lyon, a 20 per cent sell-on clause means a significant chunk will be heading to Martial's former club.

Aulas has now confirmed that Lyon have already received a hefty cheque worth €8m for the France international and is expecting  a further €6m if and when Monaco receive the bonus payments.

"We'll receive 20 percent of the supplementary payments of €30m when they are collected, probably in the next three or four years," he is quoted as saying by RMC – as translated by ESPN.

"They represent €6m to come in addition to the €8m already accounted for."

The clauses

As The Sun explained, the extra clauses consist of three targets, each triggering a £7.2m payment when they are reached.

The first, which seems trivial considering Martial has already scored four goals for United, requires the striker scores 25 goals for the club in the next four seasons.

The second, which also seems very achievable after playing twice for France in recent friendlies, requires Martial to make 25 appearances for the senior French team by the end of the 18/19 season.

Finally, United will make the final payment if Martial wins the Ballon d'Or by June 2019, marking the only clause that is unlikely to be met.

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