Real Madrid beat Barcelona when it comes to release clauses

It is hard to sign Madrid's players with such high clauses

They nearly double what Barcelona's total is

Comparativa de las cláusulas de rescisión de contrato entre el FC Barcelona y el Real Madrid
Comparativa de las cláusulas de rescisión de contrato entre el FC Barcelona y el Real Madrid | MÓNICA CANO

Juan Manuel Díaz


Alejandro Alcázar


Real Madrid's squad is tied down by release clauses, which nearly double those of Barcelona players in value. Florentino Perez's side's release clauses add up to 7.25 billion euros, while Barcelona's add up to 3.055 billion.

The contrast is evident when you consider Messi's is worth 250 million euros - 400 when he signs his new contract, while Cristiano Ronaldo's is set at a billion. 

Espanyol, curiously, in August 1997 raised eyebrows when in their squad list they put a huge release clause on Francisco Lopez Alfaro, who was 34. It was worth 70 billion pesetas, around 421 million euros. 

"The numbers are shooting up. The release clause of Francisco is only testemonial, we just want to ironically reflect what is happening in football." 


Ter Stegen 180m euros
Nelson Semdo 100
Gerard Piqué 200
Ivan Rakitic 125
Sergio Busquets 200
Denis Suárez 50
Arda Turan 125
Andrés Iniesta 200
Luis Suárez  200
Leo Messi 250 (400 when he renews)
Ousmane Dembélé 400
Rafinha Alcántara 75
Jasper Cillessen 60
Javier Mascherano 100
Paco Alcácer 100
Jordi Alba 150
Lucas Digne 60
Sergi Roberto 40
André Gomes


Aleix Vidal 60
Samuel Umtiti 60
Gerard Deulofeu 25
Thomas Vermaelen 80
Paulinho 120
TOTAL 3.055bn €

Madrid clauses

Keylor Navas 200
Dani Carvajal 350
Vallejo 100
Sergio Ramos 150
Raphael Varane 200
Nacho 200
Cristiano Ronaldo 1.000
Toni Kroos 500
Karim Benzema  250 (1.000 when he renews)
Luka Modric  500
Gareth Bale 1.000
Marcelo 200
Kiko Casilla 50
Casemiro 200
Theo Hernández 250
Lucas Vázquqez 150
M. Llorente 300
Marco Asensio 350
Borja Mayoral 50
Isco Alarcón 700
Mateo Kovacic 50
Dani Ceballos 500
TOTAL 7.250bn


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