German club Hamburg will be receiving a significant boost in the summer from the likes of Manchester city and Real Madrid. Hamburg sold players like Rafael van der Vaart, Nigel de Jong, and Vincent Kompany to the likes of Manchester city and Real Madrid many seasons ago.
Hamburg made the intelligent decision to include clauses within the contract that they would receive certain fee if the club’s won the domestic league titles in their respective countries. It has worked like magic this season after both Manchester City and Real Madrid have won their respective league titles.
This is the first league title for Manchester city, while it is the 32nd league title for Real Madrid. Even though Rafael van der Vaart was since sold to Tottenham two years ago, it is thought that the contract with Hamburg was valid for the full five years – the original contract length signed by the Dutchman when he moved to the Santiago Bernebeu. Nigel de Jong, who was £ 14.5 million signing from Hamburg in 2009, will help his former club earn around £ 200,000 in total alongside Vincent Kompany. The Belgian Centre back was a £ 7 million signing in 2008.
Hamburg have also made a sizeable profit on Dutch winger Eljero Elia after he was sold to Italian club Juventus. The club has just beaten AC Milan to the title in Italy, thus lifting their 28th league title in the history. This is by far the biggest windfall for Hamburg given that they will pocket around £ 500,000 due to the clause inserted into the contract when Dutch winger Eljero Elia was sold. In total, Hamburg will be getting around £ 1.6 million through these windfalls alone, which could be reinvested into the team in order to avoid a disappointing season as the current one.