Much has been made about the ‘bargain fee’, reported at 130,000 euros that Bari were able to buy Liam Henderson for.
With five months left on his contract there was little that Celtic could do but one element appears to have been overlooked. Everyone’s favourite clause- the add on clause.
Already this season Celtic look like bringing in an extra 50% on the fee that they picked yo for Virgil van Dijk from that favoured clause.
Henderson joined Bari on a two and a half year contract that will have included a sell on clause, perhaps as much as 30% to reflect the low transfer fee.
After 37 appearances for Celtic, half of them as a substitute he was never going to command a big transfer fee and could have left for a development fee at the end of this season.
Celtic allowed the midfielder to go on trial with Bari to secure a deal and were in control of the move throughout.
Helping a young player to find a new club is a sensible move as is accepting a token transfer fee. Smartest of all is the sell-on clause which will suit both clubs if Henderson’s career develops as everyone hopes.