Sheffield United to benefit from sell-on clause

Sheffield United have maintained a financial stake in Nicksoen Gomis following his transfer to the MLS last week, where the French defender has joined Toronto FC after impressing during a trial period.

According to The Star’s understanding, Sheffield United have not secured an initial payment from the MLS team for the defender upfront. However, they will receive compensation once he reaches a specific number of games for Toronto FC. Additionally, a sell-on clause has been included in the agreement, safeguarding the Blades’ interests in the event that Gomis achieves success across the pond.

Gomis, a 21-year-old nurtured in the Blades academy, was granted permission to pursue his career advancement in Canada during the 2024 pre-season. However, his debut for Toronto FC was postponed due to a concussion he sustained in the final pre-season match against Los Angeles FC earlier this month. Nevertheless, he is anticipated to make his first appearance for his new team against New England in early March.

The left-sided defender has committed to a two-year contract extending until 2025, with provisions for possible extensions into the 2026 and 2027 seasons included in the deal.

Should he solidify his position in manager John Herdman’s strategies, he may have the opportunity to challenge formidable opponents like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez when Toronto FC clash with David Beckham’s Inter Miami in July and October.

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