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The 10 Biggest Release Clauses In World Football

With an FC Barcelona superstar having a massive release clause included in his latest contract, here are 10 of the biggest buyout clauses in world football after the player's new deal! Where do the likes of Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale rank?

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 biggest release clauses in football, according to the Daily Express and other sources.

Left-back Jordi Alba recently agreed a new five-year contract, with the club announcing via its official website that they had included a major release clause of £428 million (R8 billion) in the deal.

The 29-year-old is now believed to have the ninth biggest buyout clause in the world, ahead of his teammate Philippe Coutinho's.

Alba has been in fantastic form all season for the Catalan club, having contributed to 16 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions thus far.

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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema is believed to have the biggest release clause in the world, said to be £886 million (R16.5 billion), which is more than Messi's – click through the gallery above to see the rest of the 10 biggest buyout clauses in the game!

Are you surprised by any of the names or amounts on the list? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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