5 players with the highest release clauses in football
After it has become trend to trigger the release clauses of star players, we look at 5 players with the heaviest release clauses.
After the conclusion of Neymar's controversial transfer saga from Barcelona to PSG back in the summer, the impact of release clauses in the transfer market reached dizzying heights. The Brazilian star paid €222 million, which he received from PSG to terminate his contract with Barcelona.
Although a release clause is rarely inserted into the contracts of players in other leagues, it is a rule in La Liga that every player should have one and many of the biggest players in world football ply their trade in Spain.
Here is a list of the players whose release clause is absolutely insane.
#5 Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) - €700 million
A player who is predicted to be a Ballon d'or contender in the near future definitely deserves a release clause that keeps him away from prying clubs.
Asensio signed from Mallorca in 2014 as one of the hottest prospects in Spain and has since only grown in stature. The 22-year-old had a breakthrough season last year and was rightly rewarded with a sumptuous Contract extension
The forward can play in a variety of positions up front and on the wing, and is known for his knack of scoring extraordinary goals. He has great pace and dribbling, two prime assets that every winger needs.
It is safe to say that the Los Blancos have a gem on their hands and will be looking forward to keep him for a long time.