These days it seems like you can’t be thought of as a world class soccer player unless you have a super-sized release clause in your contract. The most recently example: Barcelona have finally closed the book on the protracted transfer saga/soap opera that was Cesc Fabregas’ move to the Camp Nou. In addition to the £35m fee paid it was announced that the midfielder had a €200m release clause inserted in his contract.
The high price is supposed to be a statement of intent to keep a player but is it really anything besides a headline grab? Continue reading “The Ridiculousness of Release Clauses”