Under the terms of the agreement between Manchester United and West Ham United, the Hammers have to pay Manchester United £25,000 every time they pick Ravel Morrison, according to an article in The Telegraph newspaper. Under the terms of the complex contract, West Ham have already paid the Old Trafford club £200,000 for the midfielder’s eight games this season.
This is on top of the £850,000 that West Ham United originally paid Manchester United for the gifted midfielder.
The low transfer fee was agreed due to “concerns over whether he would ever eventually knuckle down and succeed in the Premier League.” Sir Alex Ferguson originally wanted £3million for the player, but the £850,000 transfer fee plus per-match payments were agreed instead.
Based on his sensational goal for West Ham against Tottenham Hotspur last week, West Ham United may be paying the £25,000 per match fee quite often this season.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- West Ham pay Manchester United £25,000 every time they pick Ravel Morrison — Telegraph
- Andros Townsend set for new Spurs deal worth £40,000-a-week — 101GG
- Martin O’Neill’s role revealed in Gus Poyet’s arrival as Sunderland boss — Sunderland Echo
- Red Bull looking to buy English football club and take them into the Champions League — The Mirror
- English players playing fewer minutes in the Premier League: What can be done? — Pro Soccer Talk
- Premier League scores in the US as NBC coverage finds growing audience — The Observer
- Liverpool’s Anfield development hits snag as bats suspected of roosting in stands — The Mirror
- Malky Mackay is Britain’s best young manager, says Craig Bellamy — The Guardian
- West Brom boss Steve Clarke is keen to sign Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle — The Mirror
- Juventus warn Manchester United that they could poach Adnan Januza — Pro Soccer Talk
- Netflix’ highest rated soccer movies streaming now — The Original Winger
- Arsenal “will almost certainly” bid £50m for Luis Suarez in January — 101GG
- How did Iain Moody perform in the transfer market? We rate Cardiff City’s transfers since 2011 — Wales Online
- Europe’s longest club kit manufacturing deals — Soccer Bible
- Ravel Morrison had never heard of Paul Gascoigne before he was compared to the England legend — The Mirror
- Roma to bid for Manchester City defender Richards — Manchester Evening News
- Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given hints at January exit — Sky Sports
- Ivory Coast cruise past Senegal — ESPN FC
- Burkina Faso secure 3-2 first leg lead over Algeria — 101GG
- Guus Hiddink is not the solution to the Socceroos’ problems — The Guardian
- England aim to poach Liverpool wonderkid Harry Wilson from Wales — Off The Post
- Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on ‘deliberate’ Portugal booking — The Guardian
- England will avoid a renewed France should they fall at last hurdle — The Observer
- World Cup failure ‘would cost England £100m’ expert warns — The Telegraph
- US Soccer announces roster changes ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier — Sporting KC
- Ozil, Schurrle and Co set for Wembley date as England eye November friendly with Germany — The Mail
- Tell me why … the FA don’t look to Belgium for advice on fostering player-fan bonds — Sporting Intelligence
- David Weir sacked as Sheffield United wield the axe — One Foot In The Grave
- Manager-less Sheffield United set to open talks with Nigel Clough — Metro
- Real Madrid reveal Gareth Bale is suffering from chronic back injury — The Telegraph
- Pepe Reina seen telling Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid by lip readers on Spanish TV — 101GG
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