The decision of the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) meeting held on Wednesday 14 September 2011 in Manchester in relation to the registration of Aaron Cresswell with Ipswich Town is as follows:
• The PFCC decided that Ipswich Town should pay Tranmere Rovers an initial compensation fee of £240,000.
• An additional £45,000 in respect of the player making 15, 30, 45 and 60 appearances for Ipswich Town.
• An additional £100,000 should Ipswich Town achieve promotion to the Premier League in the next 3 seasons.
• Tranmere Rovers to receive 20% of any profit made by Ipswich Town in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
In setting this compensation fee, the PFCC took into account the costs of training and development, the player's age and playing record, the length of time he was registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs, previous committee decisions and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of the player.