Kyle Walker’s former club Sheffield United have a sell-on clause that will see them rake in a percentage of the fee Tottenham receive for the Manchester City-bound defender, according to BBC Sport.
Manchester City and Spurs have entered talks over the potential transfer of Walker, with the BBC claiming: “Negotiations for the England international are at an early stage, and no fee has been agreed.”
Kieran Trippier, who has just signed a new long-term deal, emerged as Pochettino’s preferred right-sided defender towards the end of last season following a reported row between the Tottenham boss and Walker.
Pochettino is believed to have concerns about the 27-year-old’s fitness and ability to play more than one game a week, something Walker strongly disagrees with.
As a result, Trippier started to be picked ahead of Walker for big matches, and Walker has been linked with a move to Manchester City ever since.
The transfer could drag on until the end of the transfer window with Spurs seemingly unwilling to budge on their £40 million valuation of Walker.
One of the reasons Tottenham won’t accept a lesser offer is that, according to BBC Sport, “Sheffield United have a sell-on clause of 10% of any fee above the estimated £3m they sold Walker for eight years ago.”
Daniel Levy clearly wants to earn as much profit as possible on Walker, which might be why Spurs are refusing to lower their valuation.