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ROKER ROUNDUP: Polish centre forward Kacper Przybylko has NOT been offered Sunderland contract

Former FC Kaiserslautern striker Kacper Przybylko spent a few weeks on trial with Sunderland’s first team at the Academy of Light but has not been offered a contract and has now departed.

Przybylko departs

Polish striker Kacper Przybylko joined Sunderland on trial earlier in the month in the hopes of earning a contract from Jack Ross.

It looks like his attempt to secure a future at Sunderland was unsuccessful after the player joined German club 1. FC Magdeburg on trial until the end of the week.

The 2. Bungesliga club’s Sporting Director Maik Franz said they want to take a look at Przybylko ahead of the German transfer window closing at the end of the month.

He will be with us for a few days. We want to take a look at him. We always have an eye on the market. Kacper is a very interesting player who has been out of the spotlight recently due to bad luck.

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Wyke windfall for Carlisle

After Charlie Wyke completed his move from Bradford City to Sunderland, that move triggered a sell-on clause for Carlisle United.

The Cumbrians Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens has been discussing their sell-on clause for Wyke in depth and says although they may never be able to say how much Wyke was sold for, it may pay for ‘half a player’ and may improve depending on how well the player does for Sunderland:

In terms of cash, we’ve got a nominal amount. Not something that would even pay for a stand roof. You might get half a player. It’s insignificant.

It’s a nice windfall that we weren’t expecting, and maybe we’ll get some more in future if Charlie does well at Sunderland, but it’s not going to significantly change anything.

When you have a sell-on for a player, who is ultimately sold, you don’t get to see what the contract is for that player sale.

What happens is, an amount of cash lands in your bank account, and then you generally have to work out how much he was sold for, and ask the other club.

Sometimes they tell you, sometimes they don’t. It can take a few days to wash out. In Charlie’s case, when he signed his second deal [with Carlisle], it’s common knowledge that an exit clause was put in, and there was no sell-on at that point.

When he then went to Bradford, we were able to negotiate a sell-on despite having no right to a sell-on, and despite him being able to go under the trigger clause.

In terms of the value ultimately, I can’t tell you the exact amount because I need Middlesbrough’s permission, because they’ve got a sell-on from our sell-on, so we’ve got to hand a significant proportion of that to them. They’ve done well out of the clause that we negotiated.

And we’ve got to get Bradford’s permission, and they’ve probably got to get Sunderland’s permission. So the chances of that are zero.

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