Potters receive Commons fee
By Ben Linfoot. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
A Football League transfer tribunal has ruled Stoke City will receive an initial payment of £300,000 for Kris Commons, who left the Britannia Stadium in the summer for Nottingham Forest.
Further payments of £50,000 will be made after he makes 25, 50 and 75 appearances for his new club.
Another £50,000 will find its way to Stoke if Forest gain promotion while Commons is at the club.
If Forest sell Commons, Stoke will also get 15 percent of the transfer fee.
Stoke City Director of Football John Rudge was happy with the outcome of the tribunal.
"We think it was a fair hearing, the points we made were considered and the outcome is fair for both clubs," Rudge told the club's official website.
"The compensation we will receive up front will give us a chance to get a replacement, the increments based on appearances are fair and if Forest sell him in the future we get a share of that."