The media have widely reported today that Michael Turner's transfer from Hull City to Sunderland will net Charlton £1m after the club agreed to roll over the sell-on amount due by the Bees when Turner was sold to Hull in 2006. The Evening Standard
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from the other day, but has Andrew Mills, now working at Brentford quoted as confirming the windfall for both clubs. Saturday's opponents Brentford will gain around £750,000 from the deadline day deal, although until the 'undisclosed' fee is ratified neither club will have a final number.
I was one of Mills' biggest detractors but Richard Murray always championed his position until he released him in 2007. Mills may have been well paid and over the years earned himself a large slice of transfer fees, but perhaps unwittingly, perhaps cleverly his legacy has paid the Addicks back handsomely at a time we most need it.