According to The Mirror, the release clause in striker Luis Suarez’s new contract is £70m, not the £100m that was first reported. And there is no separate fee for Premier League sides either.
The buyout clause was part of Suarez’s new £200,000-a-week deal that he signed just before Christmas.
Arsenal believed they had triggered an escape clause in the 26-year-old’s previous contract when they offered £40,000,001 for him in the summer but Liverpool said their understanding with Suarez was only a verbal understanding and was not included in his contract. It appears that has not been changed.
I am sure a lot of the Premier League’s big names will take a look at the clause and think that £70m for the probably Premier League Player of the Year is not bad. With Higuain begin valued at £50 and Falcao at £60m, neither of who have proven that they can score in the Premier League, £70m for Suarez by comparison does not sound that bad.
What do you think of Suarez’s buyout clause?