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” →
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?” →