League Two side Plymouth Argyle will benefit to the tune of a six-figure fee from a sell-on clause after Rovers completed the signing of Sam Gallagher.

Gallagher was 16 when he left the Pilgrims for Southampton, ending his seven years at St Mary’s last week when securing his move to Rovers.

Plymouth Herald report that the Pilgrims included a 15 per cent sell-on clause in the deal which took the striker to Southampton in 2012.

And with the move to Rovers reported to be in the region of £5m, that could see Argyle net in the region of £750,000.

Rovers have chased Gallagher ever since promotion back to the Championship in 2017, seeing both permanent bids, and loan requests, turned down.

It is understood that Rovers had looked at permanent deal last summer which would have cost them more than the figure they are thought to have paid to seal Gallagher’s switch on a four-year deal this summer.

Gallagher was a popular figure in 2016/17, scoring 12 goals, despite the club’s relegation to League One.

And Tony Mowbray hopes the 23-year-old can add a new dimension to the Rovers attack with his 6’4 frame and mobility at the top end of the pitch.

"That's why Sam is here. "He brings mobility, power, speed, size,” the boss told the club website.

"Whether he has a great game or a not so great game, he is going to be a real handful for any defender in the league.

"Sometimes just the nuisance factor of a player like Sam Gallagher can buy space and time for someone like Bradley Dack.

"So I'm looking forward to getting him started - getting his boots on, getting him on the grass and seeing the qualities that he possesses to help our team move forward and be stronger.

"We've got some good options now in the forward areas of the pitch and we're looking forward to trying to find the right formula for each game."