Manchester United are set to receive a sell-on clause after Dylan Levitt left Dundee United for Hibernian.

Last year Manchester United did a little maneuvering to ensure the club did not lose academy talent Dylan Levitt on a free transfer.

Days ahead of Levitt’s contract expiring, United activated a one-year extension clause on his deal.

And then, United cashed in on Levitt, selling him to Dundee United for a deal of £300,000.

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Dylan Levitt release clause

According to The Athletic, Manchester United negotiated a 25 per cent sell on clause as part of the deal to sell Levitt.

Now that clause is bearing fruition, just a little early, and without the substance United would have hoped for.

Levitt has switched clubs, signing for Scottish competitors Hibernian, leaving a side which suffered relegation and joining a club which finished fifth.

Manager Lee Johnson told BBC Sport: “Dylan adds real quality to our midfield. He joins us with good pedigree, has a great passing range, and will fit seamlessly into our evolving squad.”

Here’s the bad news. The Scotsman report Hibernian have paid only £300,000 to sign Levitt, who has penned a three-year deal.

This provides Manchester United with just a £75,000 cash boost. It’s not what the Red Devils would have had in mind when he was sold.

It’s reported a club in Portugal was also keen, along with Hearts, Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City.

Despite Levitt’s obvious talent, having also established himself as part of the Wales squad, Manchester United failed to generate a decent fee for him.

That’s been a common theme in recent seasons, continuing this summer, with both Zidane Iqbal and Ethan Laird sold for less than a million each.