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5 highest release clauses of players according to Football Manager 2018

The biggest selling football simulation game reveals some incredible details of the insanely high release clauses of players.


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Real Madrid's Asensio

The most popular football management sim is available to all those who pre-purchased it. The official release is on November 10th but who's really waiting? In this list, we look at some insanely high release clauses that clubs have inserted in player's contracts to stop them from leaving the club.

Of course, with the Neymar transfer this summer, the limit was pushed to a whole new level. There very little to suggest that inflation of the transfer market is dying down anytime soon. So the newer contracts attempt to really test the limits in order to secure players for their future.

But with all of this in mind, it raises a very very important question - Will a player ever be safe at a club with a release clause?

Agreed that Neymar was probably among the best players in Europe, but if that's worth 220 million a player exactly half his ability would be worth 110 - a scary thought indeed!

Most release clauses are found in Spain but there are a few major players that have these 'getaway options' inserted in them. There are names in here that you would probably have guessed but we'd be sure that you did not guess them in the right order.

#5 Marco Asensio, Real Madrid (£ 624 million)

Marco Asensio is a beast of a player. Since breaking into the Madrid first team, he has grown from strength to strength becoming as important to Zidane's team as Ronaldo and Ramos.

Asensio began his career at Mallorca and joined Real in 2014. He had two spells on loan, first back at Mallorca and then a spell at Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol. He impressed enough to be given a shot in the first team last season and boy has he justified his selection!

Asensio managed to ten goals in all competitions last season and has crossed the halfway point of that mark in only fifteen games this season. But Asensio's value lies in his ability to be a gradual replacement for the Ronaldo.

Madrid might surely have thought of someone who had been great for a couple of years to replace Ronaldo but Asensio's ascendancy means that barring a major injury or a sudden loss in confidence Asensio is one of Real Madrid's greatest assets and that shows in the release clause of £624 million. Oh! He is valued at 52 million and at the rate players are going these days, that's a snip - so if you have the cash go for it!

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