Did they really pay 100m ? If so we did really well but I have my doubts
"up to" £100m.
We could receive £90m
£15m per year for 5 years (all initial fees are spread over the length of the signed contract between player and buying club) makes up the £75m that is widely quoted as the figure.
There were £15m in bonus add-ons. (They're not winning much, so we're relying on his goals or contract extension to bring in some of that.)
The "missing" £10m between the £90m Evertoun could receive and the £100m quoted earlier and elsewhere is the reason Chelsea weren't stronger contenders for his signature. Riola took a cool £10m agent fee. United paid that, but we don't see it.
£75m (we received guaranteed)
£85m (how much United deffo have to pay)
£90m (how much we may receive)
£100m (how much United may have to pay when all is said and done)
are all correct.