Hamburg are set to receive a timely cash boost after former players Vincent Kompany and Nigel De Jong won Premier League medals with Manchester City this season.
According to the German newspaper Bild, the club will receive a sum of €2 million (£1.6m) in total from pay-outs due to a number of contract clauses they had on past stars if they were to win a domestic title.
Vincent Kompany and Nigel De Jong earned €250,000 (£200,000) for Hamburg following Manchester City’s title win on Sunday. City captain Kompany made the move to the Etihad Stadium back in 2008 for a fee of €8.5m (£6.7m), while De Jong followed a year later for €18m (£14.4m).
Hamburg have also been paid a €500,000 (£400,000) pay-out from Italian champions Juventus for Dutch winger Eljero Elia after they beat AC Milan to the Scudetto title.
It has also been reported that Rafael van der Vaart will earn the German side €1m (£800,000) from Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho’s men lifted the La Liga title this season. Despite moving to Tottenham in 2010, it is thought the deal that saw the midfielder leave for Madrid in 2008 included a clause that lasted for the duration of Van der Vaart’s five-year contract.
The pay-outs will come as a boost to Hamburg following a disappointing campaign which saw them finish just one place above the drop zone in the Bundesliga.