Robins Set High Price for Webster as Villa Bid Turned Down
Wednesday, 26th Jun 2019 16:44
Aston Villa are reported to have had a £12 million offer for ex-Town centre-half Adam Webster turned down by Bristol City, while it's claimed that the Robins have put a £30 million price tag on the 24-year-old with the Blues set to receive some of the profit the Championship side make on the defender.
According to Sky Sports, Villa have had a £12 million bid rebuffed, while the Bristol Post claim the West Country club are after as much as £30 million for the one-time England U19 international's services.
Webster joined the Robins from Town for an initial £3.5 million last summer with the fee potentially rising to £8 million and some of those top-ups are almost certain to have been paid over the course of the season.
The sell-on in that deal is understood to be the 10 per cent routinely included in most of Town’s sales, while Portsmouth would be due 20 per cent of anything the Blues receive as a result of their sell-on from the 2016 move which saw Webster join Town.
In addition to Villa, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Southampton, Burnley, Watford and Everton have also all been linked with Webster this summer.
Even in an inflated market it appears very unlikely that Bristol City would achieve anything approaching £30 million for Webster, who has never played in the Premier League, but even so the Blues’ share of a deal should one be concluded could well reach the £1 million mark.
Town have already received one sell-on windfall this summer with the deal which saw Matt Clarke move from Pompey to Brighton last week believed to have yielded the Blues £770,000.
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