Watford will receive over £200k
from the sale of former player Will Buckley to Premier League side Sunderland, according to the Watford Observer.
A clause was inserted into the deal that took Buckley to Brighton back in 2011 that the club would get 15% of any future transfer and if the fee reported of £2.5 million is true, the Hornets will pocket £225,000. A similar clause was put in place for the sale of Britt Assombalonga to Peterborough and the club have already gained £2.15 million from his sale to Nottingham Forest earlier this month.
The 23-year-old spent two years at Vicarage Road, scoring 5 goals in 43 appearances before hi £1 million move to Brighton. Buckley has signed a three-year-deal with his new club and will be available for Sunderland’s opening game this weekend against West Brom.