Jamie Murphy and some funny future payments

I am hearing that Sevco sent a cheque for £650k to Brighton and Hove Albion last week.

This is a loan fee/ first tranche that triggers the Jamie Murphy transfer.

My chap in Ibrox told me that another £650k would be paid in another two instalments, one in June 2019 and another in June 2020.

There are other payments that are contingent on Mr Murphy being part of a Sevco team that would go onto great things.

If all of them happened then as much as another £800k would be going to the south coast club.

However, if I was in the Brighton boardroom I wouldn’t be banking on it.

Here are a few of them:

£75k if Jamie’s new club wins the SPFL.

£50k if Sevco wins the Scottish Cup of the League Cup.

In fairness, a cup victory is not out with the bounds of possibility.

Then it gets funny.

Another £225k  is due to Brighton if Sevco, with Murphy in the team, reaches the UEFA Champions League Group Stages.

I know, I know…

The Engine Room Subsidiary will have to pony up another £100k for the winger is Sevco reaches the Group Stages of the Europa League.

Again, this is doable.

It is worth recalling that the Jamie Murphy loan deal in January became a loan after the Sevco High Command offered ZERO as an upfront transfer payment.

The details of this embarrassing volte-face were broken here and nowhere else.

The chaps in the Blue Room were left in no doubt that Murphy’s parent club was wary of not being paid.

Therefore, the transfer bid became a loan deal.

Now Sevco has kept faith with their fans.

Remember, dear reader it is all about optics.

This is a cash-strapped six-year-old club that is trying to pretend that it is comfortably solvent.

It isn’t.

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