Barcelona set Frankie de Jong release clause so high that PSG cannot pay

As the old say­ing goes, ‘Once bit­ten, Twice Shy’. This old say­ing can be relat­ed to Barcelona deci­sion on set­ting the release clause for its play­ers. With the new acqui­si­tion of play­er into the squad, Bar­ca has decid­ed to set the release clause so high that even top team may not con­sid­er the out­right pay­ment of the play­er.

Now Barcelona have set the release clause of Frankie de Jong to 400 mil­lion euros in his deal. A price tag that keeps clubs like Paris Saint Ger­main away from its play­ers. If you recall, when Bar­ca was not will­ing to let Ney­mar go in 2017, PSG still made snatched him away, after all, they could pay his release clause that was set at 222 mil­lion euros.

Frankie de Jong does not have the high­est release clause but his’ is not far from the high­est. Here’s a com­plete list of Barcelona play­ers and their release clause:

Name of Play­erRelease Clause (Euro)
Year of Con­tract to End
Lionel Mes­si700 mil­lion2012
Ger­ard Pique500 mil­lion2022
Ser­gi Rober­to500 mil­lion2022
Samuel Umti­ti500 mil­lion2023
Ser­gio Bus­quet500 mil­lion2023
Frankie de Jong400 mil­lion2024
Arthur Melo400 mil­lion2024
Philippe Coutin­ho400 mil­lion2023
Ous­mane Dem­bele400 mil­lion2023
Clement Lenglet300 mil­lion2023
Arturo Vidal300 mil­lion2021
Luis Suarez200 mil­lion2021
Marc Andre ter Ste­gen180 mil­lion2022
Mal­com Fil­ipe180 mil­lion2023
Jor­di Alba150 mil­lion2020
Ivan Rakitic125 mil­lion 2021
Nel­son Seme­do100 mil­lion2022
Thomas Ver­mae­len80 mil­lion2019
Car­les Ale­na75 mil­lion2022
Rafin­ha Alcan­tara75 mil­lion2020
Jasper Cil­lessen60 mil­lion2021
Denis Suarez50 mil­lion2020
Ser­gi Sam­per50 mil­lion2019
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