Liverpool have pulled an absolute blinder with the Divock Origi loan deal to Wolfsburg.
The Bundesliga side are already paying the Anfield club £6m for the pleasure of his temporary company, said the Mirror.
But now German publication Bild has revealed the hidden clause within the striker’s contract that will up the fee by 20% if he does not start enough games.
That adds up to a fairly considerable sum when you consider his new club is also covering his wages for the entirety of the deal.
It also makes complete sense for Liverpool to ask for a clause like that. Jurgen Klopp will want Origi to play as much as possible in order to aid his development. This hands Wolfsburg a tasty incentive to make sure that happens.
According to the newspaper, this type of deal is fairly common in Germany. They cited the example of former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry, who is seeing his career go from strength to strength on the continent.
After joining Bayern Munich from Werder Breman, the Bundesliga giants have loaned him to Roberto Firmino‘s old club Hoffenheim and included a clause like Origi’s to ensure he got enough game time.
After scoring seven league goals last season from 34 appearances, now is the time for the Belgian to kick start his career and force his way into Klopp’s first team plans.