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Rest tied to ‘contractual clauses’, club also have 10% of future fee

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Leeds United’s move for Georginio Rutter will be Hoffenheim’s third biggest sale in their history, but could possibly receive a ‘top-up’ in future.

That’s according to Kicker, who have revealed the details of the player’s move today and Hoffenheim could cash in down the line.

Rutter completed a move to Leeds three days ago, becoming the latest arrival at Elland Road as Jesse Marsch looks to bolster his forward line.

The deal has been warmly welcomed by Hoffenheim, who despite admitting they didn’t want to sell the 20-year-old stated that they were forced to as rejecting it would have made little sense financially.

Kicker now explain why that is the case, providing the ‘exact modalities’ of the deal and what Leeds have paid for the forward.

According to their information, Leeds have sent an ‘immediate payment’ of €28m for Rutter and the remaining €12m, which will be paid in several instalments, will be paid thanks to ‘contractual clauses’.

The bonus payments in the deal will be made in stages and are linked to ‘compulsory match marks’, which are considered ‘realistic’ rather than ‘u…

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