One of the looming questions of the summer transfer window was just how much Bolton Wanderers would have to pay West Ham United for the transfer of young winger Rob Hall to the Trotters. The two teams could not agree a fee for the young player which meant that it would go to a tribunal to decide the final cost to Bolton. Said tribunal has now ruled and Wanderers know exactly how much they will have to pay.
Per the club, Bolton will pay £450,000 for Rob Hall up front to West Ham with the potential fee rising based on his appearances, whether Bolton go up, and other incentives:
According to West Ham United's release, the other incentives are as follows:
• £250,000 if Bolton are promoted to the Premier League in the next three seasons
• £2,500 per appearance for the first 100 appearances (for Bolton) in the Championship
• or £10,000 per appearance for the first 100 appearances (for Bolton) if in the Premier League
• 20% of any profit made by Bolton Wanderers in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
In six possible chances to appear thus far this season for Bolton Wanderers, Rob Hall has shown four times, starting three games and acting as a substitute in one. His real showpiece moment came in the first round of the League Cup against Shrewsbury Town when he scored a long-range goal and assisted Sanmi Odelusi on another. Hall has looked dangerous for Bolton Wanderers but has yet to make it count in the league although that is surely coming soon for the 19-year-old.