Rochdale are set to receive £4m should Scott Hogan complete his £12m transfer from Brentford to West Ham United according to a report from ESPN.
The 24-year-old striker struggled with injuries for a long time after signing for Brentford but after finally getting healthy in the summer, he has taken the Sky Bet Championship by storm. This season has seen him score 14 goals in 26 appearances and this then ended up attracting plenty of interest from teams higher up the league ladder.
One of these teams was West Ham who after having a number of bids rejected, look like they may have finally been able to get the right number after making a bid worth £12m, with the Bees head coach Dean Smith admitting they will probably have to accept an offer less than the £15m valuation they slapped on the forward.
But while Brentford no matter what will be getting a big fee for Hogan, they won’t be getting all of it as some of the money will be heading to Rochdale, the team they signed him from in 2014. When the West London side signed him two-and-a-half years ago for £750K, they also agreed a clause where 30% of any profit they made on the player would go straight to Spotland.
This means that should West Ham end up paying out the full £15m, Rochdale will get a massive £4.2m off them. And even if Brentford end up accepting the lower offer of £12m, they will still get a very healthy £3.4m to add to their accounts and potentially spend on new star players for themselves.