Roland Duchatelet looks set for a very special bonus.
Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores their second goal
It is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea have won the race to sign Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi.
The Marseille star, who has been heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham this summer, now looks likely to be joining new manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer.
Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet watches the match from the stands with Keith Peacock
Sky Sports reported today that he has passed a medical with the club and will complete a £33 million move shortly.
So what does this have to do with Charlton Athletic?
Charlton fans protest against owner Roland Duchatelet before the match
Well, according to reports in Belgium, this will be music to the ears of the Addicks’ controversial owner Roland Duchatelet.
Charlton fans have long protested against the running of their club under the controversial Belgian and most would like to see him leave the club.
He previously owned Standard Liege, Batshuayi’s club prior to his Marseille move.
When he sold the club to Bruno Venanzi it is reported by Het Belang Van Limburg that he personally retained the sell-on percentage for the striker, should he leave Marseille.
They claim that he is entitled to 30 per cent of the sell-on fee, meaning he could be about to pocket £9.9 million from the Chelsea deal – if these reports are indeed true.
So the unpopular Charlton supremo looks set to have a rather impressive payday when the Batshuayi deal is finally completed.
Charlton fans will hope he reinvests that money into the club this summer.