Hartlepool United confirm 'healthy sell on fee' for goalkeeper Brad Young following sale to Leicester City

Brad Young’s move to Leicester City could potentially prove to be a very lucrative one for Hartlepool United.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 12:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 12:51 pm

Along with an undisclosed transfer fee, Pools could receive future payments along with a ‘healthy sell-on fee’ should Young’s time at Leicester prove to be a success.

The 19-year-old was first linked with a move to The Foxes last season before the deal was finally confirmed by Pools on Tuesday, July 6.

Hartlepool chairman Raj Singh explained the deal via the club website: “We have been negotiating the deal for 6-7 months now with Leicester not being able to sign Brad until a certain date.

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"Lee Rust and I spent that time trying to get the best deal possible and we are now very satisfied with the outcome. If Brad does well, future payments negotiated with Leicester will come our way.

"There is a healthy sell-on fee included and hopefully, we will see substantial payments come into the club in the future.”

Pools are currently in the process of negotiating deals for players ahead of the 2021-22 League Two season. And Singh will be hoping that many of his future transfer dealings go as smoothly as Young’s.

“We would like to thank Leicester for how they have handled the deal with us being a non-league club at the time,” he added. “They have shown us the respect we deserve and now both parties have got the best deal possible.

"It just shows that these types of deals can be done where all parties are satisfied without having to do any underhand tactics by either the club or player.”

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