TOP 10 Biggest Release-Clauses In The World Football Today

TOP 10 Biggest Release-Clauses In The World Football Today

4. Isco –£620m

Real Madrid slapped an astronomical £620m release clause on playmaker Isco, following the Spaniard’s emergence as a star man for Zinedine Zidane’s side. The move came in light of Paris Saint Germain’s €22m record-breaking fee for Neymar, praising the Brazilian from the grasps of Barcelona.

3. Lionel Messi –£626m

According to reports in Spanish publication El Mundo, Messi’s contract features an eye-watering release clause of £626million. But Barcelona might beless sky-high with their release clauses than Madrid. It’s hard for Barcelona to feel secure with a £626m release clause under FFP even for an all-time great like the Argentine; not mentioning that he is behind Karim Benzema.


2. Karim Benzema –£886m

Hard to believe, but Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claims the Frenchman’s last deal was signed in 2014 when he was right in his prime; maybe Real Madrid wanted to make it hard to any rival who could possibly afford to buy him out.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo –£886m

In November 2016, When Ronaldo signed a new 5-year-contract at Real Madrid and his release clause was bumped up to a massive €1 billion.

In reality, due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, a €1 billion fee is completely unaffordable; if Ronaldo was to be sold it would be for considerably less, maybe a world-record sum, yes, but still much less to €1 billion.

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