Leeds United inserted a 10 per cent sell-on clause in the deal that took Danny Rose to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, according to Leeds Live.
They report that Rose moved to north London for just £1 million back in 2007, when the club were struggling financially, but the Whites put in the clause which may be about to pay off.
The Sun report that Paris Saint-Germain are ahead of Juventus in the £20 million chase for the England international, who has been left off Tottenham’s pre-season tour in order to finalise a move.
And that would give Leeds an unexpected £2 million windfall – double the amount they sold him for – should Rose’s exit for that price be confirmed this summer.
In the grossly inflated transfer market, £2 million isn’t that big an amount, but it could be enough for Leeds to make a signing to boost their thin squad ahead of their renewed promotion bid.
Rose hadn’t even really forced his way into the first team picture at Elland Road before he left, but Leeds clearly felt he had what it took to be a success and may be belatedly set to cash in on that in a small way.
Anything that boosts the transfer kitty in a summer where Leeds haven’t invested as much as the fans might have liked is a bonus.