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Transfer News Max Kilman - Maidenhead Windfall

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Wolves have sold Max Kilman to West Ham for £40million.

When Maidenhead sold him to Wolves they had a 15%(?) sell on clause!

£6 million on the way to Maidenhead!
 
Wolves have sold Max Kilman to West Ham for £40million.

When Maidenhead sold him to Wolves they had a 15%(?) sell on clause!

£6 million on the way to Maidenhead!

They had a 20% sell on clause but Wolves basically said the deal wouldn't go through at that rate and West Ham wouldn't pay anymore. So Maidenhead basically forced into accepting 10%. I hope Maidenhead told Wolves they have to include at least a couple of friendlies with Wolves 1st team (not a Wolves XI) at no cost in pre-season.
 
£4 million to one of the smallest clubs in the national league is huge money still, they can either try and sort the ground problem they have or go for promotion, nice derby for High Wycombe and Reading (if they survive) down in the depths of football league.
 
They had a 20% sell on clause but Wolves basically said the deal wouldn't go through at that rate and West Ham wouldn't pay anymore. So Maidenhead basically forced into accepting 10%. I hope Maidenhead told Wolves they have to include at least a couple of friendlies with Wolves 1st team (not a Wolves XI) at no cost in pre-season.
That’s disgraceful.
 
Maidenhead have been punching well above their weight in the NL for years. this is great news for them. Timmy Mallet shows up at the games from time to time.
 
They had a 20% sell on clause but Wolves basically said the deal wouldn't go through at that rate and West Ham wouldn't pay anymore. So Maidenhead basically forced into accepting 10%. I hope Maidenhead told Wolves they have to include at least a couple of friendlies with Wolves 1st team (not a Wolves XI) at no cost in pre-season.
I don’t understand this - why would Maidenhead have to accept less? Couldn’t they just say sell him or don’t, but if you do we get the % agreed?
 
I don’t understand this - why would Maidenhead have to accept less? Couldn’t they just say sell him or don’t, but if you do we get the % agreed?
Sounds like Wolves threatened them. “If you don’t agree for x% we won’t sell him and you’ll get nothing”.

This is the same wolves who upped concession tickets up almost 200%!
 
They had a 20% sell on clause but Wolves basically said the deal wouldn't go through at that rate and West Ham wouldn't pay anymore. So Maidenhead basically forced into accepting 10%. I hope Maidenhead told Wolves they have to include at least a couple of friendlies with Wolves 1st team (not a Wolves XI) at no cost in pre-season.
If they had a contract, sue. Wolves are happy to take multi millions from West Ham, so pay what is due to Maidenhead. I think they should report Wolves to the league.
 
Sounds like Wolves threatened them. “If you don’t agree for x% we won’t sell him and you’ll get nothing”.

This is the same wolves who upped concession tickets up almost 200%!
Would Wolves really hinge a £40m transfer over 5% though? Keep a player who wants to leave? I’d have been tempted to call their bluff… it sets a dangerous precedent
 
Surely a sell on clause is a contractual obligation?

Wolves knew it when they bought him and knew it would apply when they sold him.

Trough of Greed doing the "honourable thing" by the small club again.....
 
Surely a sell on clause is a contractual obligation?

Wolves knew it when they bought him and knew it would apply when they sold him.

Trough of Greed doing the "honourable thing" by the small club again.....
I think Maidenhead should go to the FA and ask for their money.
Why should they lose out because Wolves don’t want to pay what they’ve agreed to. This is the big boys trying to screw the little clubs, greedy bastards.
 
Sounds like the Maidenhead chairman helped to grease the wheels in his transfer to West Ham and was happy with the sell-on fee. It’s a huge transfer benefit for a small NL team and shows there is genuine talent in the lower leagues.

I suppose if the deal hadn’t gone through and Kilman stayed at Wolves until the end of his contract, Maidenhead would’ve got nothing.

I guess there are two sides to every story and this seems closer to the truth.

 
I suppose if the deal hadn’t gone through and Kilman stayed at Wolves until the end of his contract, Maidenhead would’ve got nothing.
And neither would Wolves, which they didn't want. If Maidenhead had held firm then Wolves would have found a way forward. Would have taken a lot of guts though, I can see why they took the compromise.
 
It's deals like this where I find it insane that we switched off 'the model' and some fans moaned that we would always sell players from it. It's a shame that when we had it going with the likes of Roofe, Lundstram, Ledson, Rothwell etc that we didn't have someone or a sell on that yielded the double figure million pound move. Perhaps it shows we sold each player at the right time and they never really kicked on to be a PL player (eg, O'Dowda, Ledson, Marvin Johnson).

Now that we're Championship maybe we may have one or two teams targeting our players again - Goodhram would be the obvious standout. The 'buy-develop-sell' model kickstarted the best possible era since 1997-98. To see it sidelined or half-heartedly enacted upon with only the likes of Negru and McGinty being added to the ranks in recent seasons has been a major disappointment.
 
It's deals like this where I find it insane that we switched off 'the model' and some fans moaned that we would always sell players from it. It's a shame that when we had it going with the likes of Roofe, Lundstram, Ledson, Rothwell etc that we didn't have someone or a sell on that yielded the double figure million pound move. Perhaps it shows we sold each player at the right time and they never really kicked on to be a PL player (eg, O'Dowda, Ledson, Marvin Johnson).

Now that we're Championship maybe we may have one or two teams targeting our players again - Goodhram would be the obvious standout. The 'buy-develop-sell' model kickstarted the best possible era since 1997-98. To see it sidelined or half-heartedly enacted upon with only the likes of Negru and McGinty being added to the ranks in recent seasons has been a major disappointment.
Currie/Knightbridge/Sibley/Goodwin?

We've not stopped investing in prospects. I know those lot aren't coming from Ireland, but they're much more in the mould of the players you've mentioned.
 
It's deals like this where I find it insane that we switched off 'the model' and some fans moaned that we would always sell players from it. It's a shame that when we had it going with the likes of Roofe, Lundstram, Ledson, Rothwell etc that we didn't have someone or a sell on that yielded the double figure million pound move. Perhaps it shows we sold each player at the right time and they never really kicked on to be a PL player (eg, O'Dowda, Ledson, Marvin Johnson).

Now that we're Championship maybe we may have one or two teams targeting our players again - Goodhram would be the obvious standout. The 'buy-develop-sell' model kickstarted the best possible era since 1997-98. To see it sidelined or half-heartedly enacted upon with only the likes of Negru and McGinty being added to the ranks in recent seasons has been a major disappointment.

I'm not sure we consciously switched off 'the model'. I think it was more that Robinson was allowed to take charge of recruitment and he sidelined Mark Thomas, who subsequently left. The impact of that was then felt across the next few windows.

We've had Waldron running the show for a couple of windows and now we're sat on assets like Harris, whilst adding more in like Currie and Sibley. As expected, we've also unloaded some poor value for money players from the budget (like Browne and Henry). If we leave Waldron to it then I'd expect more of the same, with the odd older pro in there for much needed experience.
 
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