Scottish international Oli McBurnie has taken to Twitter today to shut down the claim that League Two Bradford City retain a 15% sell on clause on any transfer fee Swansea will receive for the striker.
McBurnie, who moved from Bradford to the then Premier League Swansea in 2015 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £250,000, has been subject of Premier League interest from the likes of Sheffield United. With the Welsh outfit likely to hold out for around £20 million for the transfer according to The Sun reporter Alan Nixon, Bradford fans have been licking their lips at the prospect of a considerable windfall for the club.
However, in now deleted tweets, McBurnie addressed a Bradford fan and claimed that the club held a “0%” sell on clause, with a further response to another fan who claimed it was 15% saying “Honestly it isn’t”. This comes as an unpleasant surprise to many Bradford fans who, since the sale of McBurnie, have been frequently told that their is in fact a 15% sell on clause, with the club even confirming in a forum regarding it’s finances earlier this summer, that “Ryan (Head of Media at Bradford City) has seen the paperwork that confirms the sell on fee exists”.
Thus, many Bradford fans will be scratching their heads around the uncertainty of the situation now, and will be eager for answers so as to have clarity on a potentially sizable financial gain for the club. On the other hand, Swansea fans will be all but praying that they can keep McBurnie at the Liberty after a star studded season in which he scored 24 Championship goals for the club.
How much do you think Swansea should hold out for?