The most Expensive Release Clauses at Barcelona and Real Madrid


Neymar’s €222 million (£198m) release clause was supposed to be prohibitive, but PSG have paid it. And that begs the question: who else might be ripe for a mega transfer?

Spanish clubs are really the only ones who deal in release clauses at such a high level, so what are the top players of Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly available for?


The superstars

Lionel Messi – €300m
Luis Suarez – €200m
Gerard Pique – €200m
Sergio Busquets – €200m
Andres Iniesta – €200m

Worth a bid

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – €200m
Rafinha Alcantara – €75m
Samuel Umtiti – €60m
Lucas Digne – €60m
Sergi Roberto – €40m
Gerard Deulofeu – €35m

Too much money

Jordi Alba – €150m
Ivan Rakitic – €125m
Arda Turan – €125m
Javier Mascherano – €100m
Andre Gomes – €100m
Paco Alcacer – €100m
Thomas Vermaelen – €80m
Jasper Cillessen – €60m
Aleix Vidal – €60m



Source: Multiple Spanish media reports


Cristiano Ronaldo – €1 billion
Karim Benzema – €1bn
Gareth Bale – €500m
James Rodriguez – €500m
Luka Modric – €500m
Toni Kroos – €300m

Worth a bid

Sergio Ramos – €200m
Raphael Varane – €200m
Isco – €150m
Keylor Navas – €150m
Mateo Kovacic – €50m
Martin Odegaard – €10m

Too much money

Dani Ceballos – €500m
Marco Asensio – €350m
Dani Carvajal – €350m
Marcelo – €200m
Casemiro – €200m
Theo Hernandez – €100m

Source: Sport


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