A momentous day for Maidenhead

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 6th July 2024

Maidenhead United chairman Peter Griffin has described Max Kilman's £40million move from Wolves to West Ham as "a momentous day for the club".

The non league outfit are set to receive a considerable sum from the sale of Kilman - estimates to be in the region of £4million - due to a profit share clause inserted in the contract which took the defender from the Magpies to Wolves six years ago.

And that has understandably delighted Griffin, whose National League side are of course managed by Hammers legend Alan Devonshire.

"I would like to congratulate former Maidenhead United player, Max Kilman, on completing his transfer from Wolves to West Ham and wish him every success for this exciting next stage of his career," said Griffin, speaking via a statement published on Maidenhead's website.

"It is no great secret that when we sold Max to Wolves in 2018 a sell on clause was included within the transfer agreement which the club will now benefit from over the coming few years.

"Over recent days there has been a lot of speculation regarding the sell on clause and the amount of money the club will receive. As you would expect commercial confidentially prohibits me from providing specific details about the sell on clause, however, we were engaged with various parties during the negotiation process for Max’s transfer.

"We reached a mutually agreeable position that all parties are satisfied with and importantly it is in the best interest of the club.

"Ultimately this is a fantastic outcome for club which will benefit from one of the largest, if not the largest, transfer payments an English non league club has ever received, which is something to celebrate," Griffin continued.

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"This is testament to the hard work of Alan Devonshire and his coaching team past and present, as well as our Academy programme which every year is developing players which move into our first team squad.

"This is a momentous day for Maidenhead United FC, which gives us the opportunity to profoundly change the future of the club. A supporters meeting will be held in due course to give more details on how the cash injection will be used on and off the pitch."

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