Cape Town - The numbers behind recently departed Cape Town City midfielder Ayanda Patosi's move to Iran has been revealed... and the eye-watering figures explains the reason behind the surprise move on Thursday.
READ: Patosi departs Cape Town City, joins Esteghlal FC
The Citizens confirmed the transfer with the Khayelitsha-born player agreeing a deal with Iranian outfit Esteghlal FC.
Patosi, 26, joined the Citizens from Belgian side KSC Lokeren in the 2017 off-season and went on to make 25 appearances in all competitions in his first season in the Mother City.
While his departure does appear to come out of the blue, the club have revealed that a move back overseas had always been on the cards.
The Sowetan has now revealed the astronomical numbers behind the deal agreed between the two clubs... with it literally being an offer they couldn't refuse.
CT City are set to receive an initial loan fee of R5 million for the remainder of the 2018/2019 campaign. They will then pocket a further R10 million when the Iranian outfit take up the option to make the move a permanent transfer.
Patosi is set to get a hefty R4 million signing-on fee and a monthly salary of roughly R474 000 net (tax free).
"We wish Ayanda well in his new journey overseas and we look forward to welcoming one of our own back in Cape Town soon," City said in a statement.