Neil Warnock: Hearts get sell-on clause in Callum Paterson deal

Hearts have secured a future sell-on fee for Callum Paterson should Cardiff City cash in on the Scotland defender.

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 3:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:27 pm
Neil Warnock and Cardiff City have agreed to give Hearts a percentage of any future transfer fee for Callum Paterson
Neil Warnock and Cardiff City have agreed to give Hearts a percentage of any future transfer fee for Callum Paterson

The English Championship club will pay Hearts around £400,000 in a development fee after signing the 22-year-old youth academy graduate on a three-year contract. Paterson also requested that a sell-on clause be inserted in the deal, which is believed to be 15 per cent of any future transfer money.

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The Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock confirmed the agreement to the Evening News as the right-back severed ties at Tynecastle after seven years. "I like Callum, I just got a feeling about him when I met him and I'm delighted to get him to Cardiff," said Warnock. "It’s the right time for the player and the club, and they’ve got a sell-on as well because they’ve developed him.

"I’m pleased because it’s a good club and I like Hearts. We wanted to do the right thing by them. I like Craig Levein, the director of football. We had some battles when he was at Leicester. I just think it’s a well-run club and I like the owner, Ann Budge, who has done a decent job."