A Professional Football Compensation Committee, appointed under EFL and Premier League regulations, has ruled that Hull City must pay AFC Wimbledon a compensation fee for Will Mannion.The young goalkeeper agreed to join Hull City last summer, although the matter was referred to a tribunal as the two clubs were unable to agree a compensation fee.
The Committee met on Tuesday 16th May and decided:
- Hull City must pay AFC Wimbledon an initial compensation fee of £100,000.
- Additionally, Hull City are to pay a further sum of £25,000 on the player making 15, 30, 45 and 60 first team appearances – a potential further payment of £100,000.
- The potential for international appearances has also been factored, with Hull City expected to pay £25,000 in the event that Will Mannion makes an appearance for England Under-21s and £200,000 for a full senior international appearance.
- Finally, AFC Wimbledon will receive 20% of any profit made by Hull City in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
In setting these compensation fees, the PFCC takes into account the costs of developing the player, his age and playing record, the length of time he has been registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of a player.
In accordance with the rules of the EFL, and in agreement with the Premier League and The Professional Footballers’ Association, the PFCC is responsible for setting the compensation fee for players Under 24 where the club formerly holding his registration and the club next holding his registration fail to reach an agreement regarding compensation for training and development.
The PFCC comprises of an independent Chairman, and an appointee from the EFL, the Premier League, The Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association.