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The minimum fee release clauses of the Barcelona first team squad have been published in Spain, revealing the money clubs must pay if they want to guarantee speaking to one of the stars over a deal.
The fees have been the subject of much interest with PSG reported to be willing to pay the Sh26.4 billion (£195million) needed to trigger Neymar’s release.
Clubs will have to pay at least Sh 4 billion (£30million) to speak to even the cheapest of the players, the information reveals, with the most expensive costing an eye-watering Sh36 billion (£265.5million).
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Neymar would currently cost £195m, but PSG must act this summer unless they want to fork out an extra Sh3.4 billion (£25m).
The Brazilian’s contract has a stipulation that ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, his release clause will expand further, up to Sh30 billion (£221m).
However it does not touch the release clause agreed in Lionel Messi’s new contract, demonstrating the former Ballon D’Or winner is still viewed as Barca’s most valuable asset.
His contract contains a £265.5m clause, over £70m more than his striking partner Neymar and nearly £90m in excess of the clause in the deal of the third leading forward, Luis Suarez. – AFP