10 craziest release clauses in football

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With FC Barcelona inserting a €300-million release clause in their new signing's contract, we take a look at the biggest release clauses in world football today.

The Catalan giants confirmed the arrival Gustavo Maia this week and revealed they have put the enormous release clause in his contract, but he is not the only Barcelona player with such a huge clause.

Browse through the gallery about to see the world's biggest release clauses, according to Daily Mail.

Barcelona have been known to insert big release clauses in their players' contract in a bid to scare off any potential suitors, although only one of their players feature in the top three.

2018 World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann had a £677.2million release clause inserted into his Barcelona contract after signing from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

Griezmann's countryman Karim Benzema tops the top 10 list as he reportedly has a £846.7million buyout clause inserted in his contract, although he is expected to sign a new deal soon.

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While no team has triggered any of the clauses in the gallery above there have been a couple other instances of smaller fees, including Neymar's £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain while Inter Milan have valued Lautaro Martinez at £97.5 million.

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