Bonuses Norwich City will be happy to pay

Peterborough United are celebrating their own cash windfall off the back of Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League.

The League One play-off hopefuls are set to collect a �200,000 bonus as part of the deal that took Russell Martin to Carrow Road midway through last season. The right-back was originally sold to City, a League One club at the time, by United – then in the Championship – for �200,000 in November 2009, and Posh received a �100,000 bonus when City were promoted 12 months ago. All of which now values Martin's arrival at �500,000.

League Two play-off candidates Gillingham also stand to benefit to the tune of �150,000 as part of Simeon Jackson's move to City in the summer, thanks to Norwich's promotion. The striker has hit nine goals in the last seven games – including the header that booked Norwich's Premier League berth at Portsmouth on Monday – and the bonus is understood to take his deal up to �750,000.

The Gills may also hope to benefit from Norwich's promotion by way of Cody McDonald.

The City striker has scored an impressive 24 goals in League Two during his season-long loan at Priestfield Stadium, with Gillingham openly expressing their desire to keep hold of the former Dartford man beyond the summer.


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McDonald's successful season will no doubt have seen the striker's value rise – but whether Norwich would be tempted to cash in having secured a place in the top flight remains to be seen.

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