Bolton and West Ham agree Hall package

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 30th August 2013

West Ham could potentially land around ?2million from the sale of Rob Hall to Bolton, after a tribunal agreed a transfer fee this morning.

Hall, touted for several years as one of the Academy's brightest prospects left for the Reebok Stadium in the summer after rejecting a new contract offer from United.

And this morning a panel agreed that West Ham would received ?450,000 up front for the 19-year-old plus a further ?250,000 should Bolton be promoted to the Premier League.

Additionally, West Ham will receive a lump sum from Bolton for the first 100 games Hall plays for them. For Championship appearances the figure is ?2,500 per game, and ?10,000 per game for Premier League games.

Additionally West Ham would receive 20 per cent of any profit from a future sale. Sam Allardyce, who was present at the tribunal admitted to being reasonable pleased with its outcome.

"Often no one emerges from these tribunals fully satisfied," he said, "but the decisions have been made and we wish Robert all the best at his new club and move on."

The compensation package agreed is however a fraction of the fees West Ham were ordered to pay 15 years ago when signing Stephen Bywater from Rochdale and Jermain Defoe from Charlton.

Both clubs received fees of circa ?1.5million from West Ham for the pair, both only 16 at the time of their transfers.

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