Lincoln City boss confirms sell-on clause for Norwich City new boy Sean Raggett
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Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley has confirmed the Imps will 'benefit financially' if and when Sean Raggett moves on from Norwich City.
The 24-year-old became the Canaries' 10th signing of the summer for an initial fee believed to be around £250,000 before being loaned straight back to the League Two side.
Raggett has been tipped for a big future in the game and Lincoln chief, Cowley, hopes they can count upon a big windfall when Raggett enters the next stage of his career after Norwich.
'We've got the clauses that will allow us to benefit financially when Sean moves on from Norwich,' Cowley told the Lincolnshire Echo.
'I know where Sean Raggett's career is going. So somewhere down the line we'll get the money that Sean is worth.'
Raggett is expected to join up with City on January 1 upon completion of his loan spell although Daniel Farke's side have no call-back option on the defender until then.
After starring in Lincoln's run to the FA Cup quarter finals last season Raggett was linked with several clubs this summer including West Ham and Sunderland.
But Norwich won the race for his signature and Cowley has been pleased at the way Raggett has behaved throughout an uncertain close season.
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'I've been so proud of him for the way he has conducted himself,' said Cowley. 'He's an exceptional young man who deserves everything that is coming his way.
'Sean was the most important person in this process.
'So we needed to make sure he was going to the right club that had the right intentions and pathways in place so can continue to develop as a player. Norwich were able to put those things in place.
'He's made outstanding progress with us over the last year, which Norwich can see.
'We've got him for another few months. We'll continue to work hard with him and I'm sure he'll continue to work as hard as he has done for us.
'Norwich will get a fantastic player who is getting better by the day, and an even better person.
'When he goes back to Norwich, he'll be going there to be an integral part of their team.'