Real Madrid are planning to insert release clauses of 30 million euros in the contracts of their up-and-coming stars – as soon as they reach 16 years of age, the age at which these clauses can be included, in order to prevent the undesired departures of the future stars.
In the case of supremely talented youngsters, Los Blancos may even try to add a clause in the 50m to 60m euros range.
This doesn’t necessarily mean the players will be earning astronomical salaries from an early age, with the current policy being for no members of the Castilla squad to be pocketing more than 250,000 euros.
Juan Mata and Jose Angel Pozo are two players who left Valdebebas without the blessing of the club, but they are the exception, with most of those to have moved on from the Real Madrid academy having done so with the club’s OK.
With the inclusion of sky-high release clauses, Los Blancos will now have even more security and all of this bodes well for the club’s future.