Fabrizio Romano has announced via Twitter tonight that Sevco’s Calvin Bassey to Ajax is a confirmed deal!
The fee is around £18.73m, with the potential to receive a further £4.26m in add ons if all conditions are met, and who knows what they are and how likely they are to be met.
The fee kills the hopes of Sevco fans who deluded themselves into believing that Bassey would break the all time Scottish record of £25m received for Kieran Tierney from Arsenal.
That instalment Celtic received was in one single up front payment, whereas Sevco will likely receive the £18.73m over 3 or 4 transfer windows, as is standard in football.
Sevco fans are already desperately trying to make out that this is the best deal in Scottish football, despite that being a total lie.
It is only a matter of time before they add in Bassey’s yearly salary and pension to his fee in order to make it £25m or more, such was their desperation to equal or better the fee Celtic received for Tierney.
£18m or so was what I felt he would be sold for, and the fact that they didn’t even hold out for longer and try to negotiate for a higher fee, considering there was reportedly 7 or more clubs in for him, just shows you how desperate for money that club is.
Check out Fabrizio’s tweet below.