February 21, 2024

Sporting Lisbon inserted a sell-on clause into Youssef Chermiti’s deal to join Everton.

According to Record, the Portuguese club could earn 12.5% of the striker’s future sale.

After weeks of links, Youssef Chermiti finally joined Everton from Sporting in August on a four-year deal.

The 19-year-old made 22 appearances for Sporting, scoring three goals and providing two assists in the process.

Chermiti made his senior debut for the Toffees in the Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers shortly after his arrival, however he has only managed 30 minutes of football in the Premier League in five brief cameos.

While Chermiti is likely to be seen as a player for the future, Record have revealed that Everton did pay a lot of money for him if it doesn’t pay off. The report claims they coughed up €12.5m with €2.5m in bonuses, as well as a further €1.2m on commissions – totalling €16.2m (£14.2m).

As well as that, Sporting will get 12.5% of any future sale. This means that if Everton sold him for £20m, then the Portuguese outfit would earn £2.5m from his exit.

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As well as that, Lisbon also have the ‘right of first refusal’. This means that once the Merseyside club are prepared to offload Chermiti, then Sporting must be given the first chance to match any bid and welcome him back to Portugal.

Have Everton still got a good deal for Youssef Chermiti?

It is no surprise that Sporting included these clauses in Youssef Chermiti’s deal, as they would be crazy not to given his potential.

If the forward’s move to Goodison Park pays off, then there is nothing for Everton to actually worry about.

If Chermiti can make an impact on the Premier League over the next four years, then any fee that Everton will look to make from him won’t be wildly affected by the 12.5% clause. Meanwhile, it is unlikely that a club like Sporting would even be able to match a hefty price tag that he may go for.

Chermiti is currently behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beto in the pecking order, though he could well force his way in front of the latter if he can make himself known in the very few minutes he gets on the pitch.

It certainly still seems like a good deal for the Toffees, though they will be hoping that the teenager can develop over the next couple of seasons in England – or perhaps they could send him out on loan when squad depth is no longer a concern.

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