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Bigger than Neymar: why is Barcelona setting a release clause of €1bn on a young player?

Barcelona have agreed a new deal with young midfielder Pedri and have inserted a release clause of €1bn, why such a huge release clause for a youngster?  

Neymar Jr
Neymar Jr

Once bitten, twice shy. Who would have thought that Neymar's release clause of €222m would be triggered by any club until PSG came? Not even Barcelona would have thought that. They were left shocked by this and have certainly learnt from the past.

Barcelona signed 18 year old midfielder Las Palmas and he broke into the first team last season and played over 73 games for club and country including playing up to the semifinals of the Euro 2020 and the 2020 Olympics and is nominated for the 2021 Ballon d'Or.

The club has now agreed to give the young player a new contract, the salary details of which are not available but according to Italian football journalist and transfer expert, Barcelona have set a release clause of €1bn for the Spanish international, a figure which is almost impossible to match by any club.

Barcelona understands that the UEFA financial fair play policy will not allow any club to spend that huge amount and as such it is impossible for any club to use a La Liga backdoor transfer policy to sign Pedri under their watch. Even if a negotiation occurs and the player is sold, Barcelona would get a good fee.

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