Jerry Yates and the Rotherham United sell-on clause ... will the Millers prosper from their old boy's move from Blackpool to Swansea City?

The striker came through the club's youth ranks.
Jerry Yates in his Millers daysJerry Yates in his Millers days
Jerry Yates in his Millers days

ROTHERHAM United are set for a financial boost following old boy Jerry Yates' move from Blackpool to Swansea City.  

The 26-year-old striker was at AESSEAL New York Stadium for six seasons as he emerged from the youth ranks nearly a decade ago.

He headed to Bloomfield Road in the summer of 2020 for an undisclosed fee plus add-ons and the Advertiser understands that the Millers insisted on a 20 per cent sell-on clause being inserted in the deal.

The club's coffers are poised to be swelled now that a price, reported elsewhere as being £2.5 million, has been agreed between the Seasiders, who were relegated from the Championship last season, and the second-tier Swans.

Because of the undisclosed nature of Yates’ transfer from Rotherham it can’t be confirmed whether the 20 pc applies to the total fee being paid by Swansea or only the profit Blackpool are making.

The player was a highly-rated prospect but struggled to make his mark in the senior set-up with the Millers and has done well to transform his career. He blamed himself for his under-achievement and knew he needed to leave to fulfill his potential.

The centre-forward went on to flourish on the north-west coast, scoring 46 times in 139 outings, in stark contrast to his record of five goals in 52 appearances during his time in S60.

His first year with Blackpool saw him hit the target on 23 occasions and win League One promotion while his tallies in the Championship in the next two seasons were eight and 15 respectively.