Two Players Renew Their Contracts, Club Inserts €500 Million Release Clause
Barcelona have tied down both Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto to new contracts in the last couple of the days - and they both now have €500 million release clauses in their deals.
The defensive duo have signed on until 2022 in what is great business from Barca, given how important the two youth products are.
[BREAKING NEWS]@3gerardpique has agreed a new @FCBarcelona contract until 2022
Full story :point_right: https://t.co/Reo9RsJ3IU
:large_blue_circle::red_circle: #Pique2022 pic.twitter.com/wTEJKc6Gd5
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 18, 2018
[BREAKING NEWS]@SergiRoberto10 renews his contract until 2022
Full story :point_right: https://t.co/CCF1dcgLST
:large_blue_circle::red_circle: #SergiRoberto2022 pic.twitter.com/4S3RKMJrmX
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 19, 2018
Extraordinary high release clauses are common in Spanish football, but interestingly, the €500 million asking fee is more than the clauses for every other Barcelona player, bar a certain Lionel Messi.
Roberto's new release clause is 500M so anyone thinking of buying him should FUCK OFF
- MascheranoStats (@MascheranoStats) January 19, 2018
OFFICIAl: Sergi Roberto has signed a new contract with @FCBarcelona, keeping him at the club until June 2022.
His release clause has risen from €40m to €500m. :flushed: pic.twitter.com/kB0S5YyuN5
- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 19, 2018
Philippe Coutinho immediately had a €400 million release clause placed in his contract upon agreeing his dream move to the Blaugrana, while Ousmane Dembele's is said to be somewhere between €380 million and €400 million.
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Messi's gigantic new deal sees him have a mammoth €700 million release clause, which would be the most substantial in world football if it wasn't for Real Madrid having three of their players with a monumental clause of €1 billion - those players being Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Having seen PSG smash the transfer world record when they activated Neymar's £198 million clause in the summer, Barcelona clearly do not want a repeat of the situation and are not messing about.
Barcelona are planning new contracts to avoid another Neymar fiasco - very high release clauses.
Leo Messi - €700m release clause
Sergi Roberto - €500m release clause
Gerard Piqué - €500m release clause
Phil Coutinho - €400m release clause
- ᵁᴸᵀᴿᴬ:registered: (@UltraAutistic) January 19, 2018
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