Malang Sarr is closing in on a move to Monaco, and we’re starting to hear a little more about the terms of the potential deal from Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
He says that it will be a loan deal, with a season fee of £600,000. They will then be obliged to buy him for £10m should certain conditions be met. We assume those conditions are appearance related. There’s another £3m in add-ons too.
As Law points out, the fact that Sarr was signed on a free transfer means that it’s all pure profit – less his wages from the first year he was here, when he was on loan with Porto who presumably paid a chunk of them anyway.
This was always the plan when we signed him – pick him up free, give him a loan and some games and then sell him on. £10m would have been the higher end of what we hoped for, let alone £3m.