They claim that scouts from the Swiss giants were present at Easter Road for the Hibees’ clash with Morton. The report states that they are lining up a £2 million bid for the forward.
Basel will be impressed with what they saw, as Kamberi netted two fine goals against Morton in a 5-3 victory.
Can the Hibees resist the temptations of a big money deal for Kamberi?
£2 million would test Hibs’ resolve
A recent Edinburgh Evening News report states that Kamberi’s former side Grasshopper are due as much as 30% of any future fee the Swiss striker goes for.
This will likely mean Hibs need to bump the price up to make it affordable for them. Selling to Basel for £2 million would see Grasshopper net £600k from the deal.
£2 million can’t be sniffed at though. It’s a big sum of money and could be used to enhance the squad further.
Can Hibs resist the temptation of this offer though, should it come in? They probably should ask for a bit more of the Swiss side.
The sell-on clause will limit what Hibs can make from this, so they should ask for more on the basis that they need to make it work for them financially. Taking in just £1.4 million for their star striker sounds silly.
Not only that, but he is their best striker at the moment. Both Kamberi and Scott Allan are just about hitting their stride, with the creative midfielder setting up three goals for the Swiss striker already this term.
Kamberi is worth more than £2 million to Hibs, so they should demand more from Basel if an offer comes in. They’ve just sold Albian Ajeti to West Ham for £8 million according to the Record’s report, so they clearly have money to spend.
Perhaps £3 million would be the right amount. Kamberi probably isn’t worth much more than that, plus the Hibees would still pocket at least £2.4 million from a deal at that price.
Basel seem ready to launch a decent bid for Kamberi, but Hibs shouldn’t flog their striker just yet.