Interest in Hamburg and United States striker Bobby Wood continues to heat up as he keeps banging in goals this season. Last week it was reported that several Premier League clubs are interested in Wood, but that Hamburg aren’t willing to sell. However, reports out of Germany claim that they might not have a choice. Apparently Wood has a release clause of €10 million in his contract. So, if a club comes along and is willing to meet that figure and he’s ready to leave, he’ll be gone.
German weekly Sport Bild reported on Wednesday that Wood has a €10 million release clause in his contract, with interested clubs able to trigger it as early as this summer, but Todt hopes the player recognises that Hamburg have helped his career. - via ESPNFC
Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt stated that no concrete offers for Wood are currently on the table despite the reported interest. He also says that the club hope to begin contract talks with the American soon.
All of this likely depends on the club’s status for next season. They are currently fighting relegation in the 16th spot in the table. If they drop to the second division, they’d be crazy not to sell him for the money. If they stay up, they’ll have to hope he decides against leaving and renegotiates his contract. Whatever the case, it seems Wood has most of the negotiating power as long as clubs out there are willing to meet the price tag.