Last Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:16
Southampton could net £2million from Real Madrid's potential £85m swoop for Tottenham's ex-Saints star Gareth Bale.
Under Fifa rules, Saints would be entitled to an unexpected financial windfall if Bale was transferred for the proposed world record fee - even though they do not hold rights to a sell-on payment.
But they would be due a proportion of the total transfer fee for their role in training and educating Bale from an early age.
Fifa makes provisions for a 'solidarity contribution' in their regulations relating to player transfers - stating that five per cent of any transfer fee must be paid to former clubs involved in developing the player between the seasons of his 12th and 23rd birthday.
Bale left Saints in the summer of 2007, shortly before his 18th birthday - thus entitled the club to about two and a half percent of the total transfer fee.
If he is sold for a figure close to the one being reported, the club could expect to receive about £2m.
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