Article by Top Soccer Buy.
Neymar’s massive transfer threw the soccer transfer market on its head. As one of the best players in Europe, and probably the world, it was not surprising that his buy-out price was high. However, if people thought that 220 million Euro was a lot, here are some of the release pricing for top soccer players:
It should come as no surprise that the player with the highest release pricing is none other than multiple player-of-the-year winners Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid star is the first player that will cost a billion Euro for release. He was also one of the first players to come close to a 100 million Euros when he went from Manchester United to Real Madrid way back in 2009. The point of such an astronomical release clause is that no other club would even consider buying out the contract before expiry. It is also likely that Ronaldo agreed to the amount as he plans to retire at the club.
Bale is probably one of the best players Wales has ever produced. Regardless, he is definitely the best Welsh player of his generation. His release value is only eclipsed by his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo (above). The club values him because of his ability to change the course of a game in a few minutes. As the second player at a billion Euros, it is unlikely that any club would consider the release.