The Ridiculousness of Release Clauses

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”

The Ridiculousness of Release Clauses

This is Zlatan’s Wages, Can You Beat Them?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on his way to Italian giants AC Milan.  After a successful year at Barcelona in which he scored crucial goals to keep the title in Catalonia his €24 million  price tag is unsurprising.  Ibrahimovic rejected a move to Manchester City, stating that he did not believe the club capable of winning the titles he craved.  The Swede was reportedly offered wages of £500,000 pounds ($772,350) a week to tempt him into a move to the ambitious North England outfit.  Read it again. Continue reading “This is Zlatan’s Wages, Can You Beat Them?”

This is Zlatan’s Wages, Can You Beat Them?