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Top 10 Footballers With Highest Release Clause In Their Contracts

Release clauses are clauses that are inserted in players contract that will allow them leave when another club matches it. Clubs tends to put release clause in their players contract to give them an upper hand when negotiating with other clubs.

Higher release clauses means that the club value their players and do not wants to lose them to another club. Higher release clauses also tends to fend off interest from other clubs.

Recently Spanish club Barcelona tied their young prospect to a new long term contract. The player in question is Pedri who signs his new contract with the club till 2026. The new contract will be valid for 5 years. It is not the length of the contract that surprises many but rather the release clause inserted in the contract by Barcelona.

There is a staggering release clause of €1 billion in the contract. This makes Pedri the second player with a release clause of such amount. The first player to have such a release clause in his contract was Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

Below is the list of top 10 footballers with highest release clause:

1. Pedri (Barcelona) €1bn

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2. karim Benzema (Real Madrid) €1bn

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3. David Alaba (Real Madrid) €850m

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4. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) €800m

5. Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid loan at AC Milan) €750m

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6. Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) €750m

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7. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) €750m

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8. Isco Alarcon (Real Madrid) €700m

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9. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) €700m

10. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) €700m

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Real Madrid and Barcelona dominated the list, with Real Madrid having eight players in the list while Barcelona have two players in it.

The two clubs are known for buying players from other clubs to bolster their squads.

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