Thanks to Middlesbrough’s promotion to the Premier League, as confirmed by today’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, Huddersfield Town are richer to the tune of £400,000.
It all comes down to one ex-Town player, Jordan Rhodes who has just helped Middlesbrough get promoted to the Premier League.
Rhodes actually left Huddersfield at the end of August 2012, signing for Blackburn Rovers for a fee thought to be around £7.5m. Middlesbrough bought Rhodes from Rovers for a fee just short of £9m but with added incentives that could raise the price that the Teesside outfit would have to pay.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner say that the Terriers are “due 20% of any profit made” on Rhodes, a player they signed from Ipswich for £400,000 back in 2009.
Rhodes didn’t get on the pitch today, being an unused sub in what proved to be Middlesbrough’s final game of the season. However, the 26-year-old did play his part in Boro’s success, scoring six goals and providing two assists that helped the Teessiders through the playoffs and eventually up to the Premier League via the second automatic promotion place.
Whilst the £400,000 windfall might bring a smile to some faces at the West Yorkshire club, it won’t likely be enough to cheer the fans too much, the Terriers following last week’s 4-0 defeat with a 5-1 capitulation at home to Brentford.