Which ten players have the biggest buyout clauses in European football…
A term you’ll hear used regularly when the transfer window is open, is a player’s ‘buyout clause’. This refers to the value a team must pay to release a player from their contract, and allow them to talk to him. This then cannot be blocked by the selling team.
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Not every player has one, as there is risk involved in inserting such a clause into a contract, e.g. if the player rises in value he could be lost for much less that he’s worth. But a high value can also deter opposition teams from making a bid at all.
Here are ten notable buyout clauses currently in European and World football:
10) Raphael Varane- £25m (Real Madrid)