Twitter Thread Reveals 10 Brilliant Players With Low Release Clauses
A Twitter thread has revealed ten players who are available for relatively cheap this month thanks to a low release clause.
The January transfer window has already seen players move on the cheap thanks to low release clauses, including Takumi Minamino to Liverpool and Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund.
Football writer Zach Lowy has created a thread of other players 'with release clauses far too low for their current talent levels.'
Some of the players included range from unknown prospects to proven quality such as Jack Grealish and Lautaro Martinez.
Tomás Esteves: €10 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
Even at the tender age of 17, Esteves's potential is too obvious to be ignored, and while he isn't getting playing time at Porto, he could get it at Dortmund or elsewhere.
Talented right back who can pick out passes and combine in the final third. pic.twitter.com/sLlb3ljsQj
Francesco Trincão: €30 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
While he only just cracked into Braga's XI last month, his talent has been on display since Portugal's victorious 2018 U-19 Euros.
Trincão is an elusive right winger who can churn in goals and run at defenders with the ball stuck to his feet. pic.twitter.com/uJyaPTbo1n
Another player included is Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez with a release clause of €30 million.
Nunez has stepped into the Bilbao defence following the departure of Aymeric Laporte and not put a foot wrong.
He's been linked with a move to Manchester City in this transfer window with Pep Guardiola an admirer.
Lorenzo Pellegrini has the same release clause and he's been an influential player at Roma.
He's made eight assists in 14 Serie A games this season as Roma look to get back into the Champions League.
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Mohammed Salisu: €12 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
The Ghanaian has gone from academy football to being heralded as one of the most promising defenders in La Liga in the wake of Fernando Calero's departure to Espanyol.
Quick, physical, and steadily improving on the ball, €12m is a massive bargain. pic.twitter.com/6KafZJqq86
Lautaro Martínez: €111 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
There's fewer than 10 clubs in football who can afford to pay his buyout fee, but among those desperate for a stellar striker on the cusp of his prime, Lautaro presents guaranteed return on investment.
Should be Barcelona's #1 summer priority. pic.twitter.com/YzGI2GDhzm
Adolfo Gaich: $15 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
Nobody produces center forwards better than Argentina, and Gaich could the latest in a long line of strikers to emerge.
He's a bulky 9 who can carry the ball in transition, win long balls, hold up possession, and consistently find the back of the net. pic.twitter.com/JH5XKw8B2k
Rui Silva: €15 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
After playing backup to Memo Ochoa and Javi Varas, Silva is finally starting for Granada, with solid reactions, top-notch 1v1 skills, and a promising ability on the ball.
Given the fact that his deal expires next summer, he could leave for even less. pic.twitter.com/bpxheC0tf0
Chimy Ávila: €25 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
It's been a rocky road to the top for Ávila, but at 25, he finds himself as the heart and soul of this Osasuna side.
Hard-working striker who can win aerial duels despite his short stature, hassle defenders, and score scrappy goals in tight games. pic.twitter.com/XPc5Lr1V5g
Jack Grealish: £45 million- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) January 23, 2020
Aston Villa's hopes of survival are pinned on Grealish, but with the club under pressure from FFP, they may have no choice but to part ways with him next summer.
He can slice through defenses, pick out killer passes, and will his team to victory. pic.twitter.com/ud7ts7HIx8
Could your club do with any of these signings in the next week?
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