In a move that emphasizes Real Madrid’s commitment to retaining their top talent, both Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga have reportedly inked new contracts with substantial salary increases. These extensions come with eye-popping release clauses, showcasing the club’s determination to ward off potential suitors.
Federico Valverde, the midfielder known for his stunning strike against Napoli in the Champions League, was already under contract with Real Madrid until 2027. However, he has agreed to a one-year extension and a jaw-dropping €1 billion release clause (£862 million/$1 billion). Follow your favourite football team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet.
Valverde has been a valuable asset for Los Blancos, making 11 appearances, contributing a goal, and providing three assists.
His teammate, Eduardo Camavinga, formerly with Stade Rennais, is set to renew his contract, which was originally set to last until 2025. With this extension, he is committed to staying with Real Madrid until 2028. Similar to Valverde, Camavinga’s contract will also include a €1 billion release clause.
The 20-year-old French midfielder has become an integral part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, featuring in 11 matches this season, even occasionally playing as a left-back.
Real Madrid’s decision to include such substantial release clauses reflects their intent to retain these key players and deter interest from other European and Saudi clubs in the future.
While the official announcements are pending, these contract extensions align with Real Madrid’s strategy of securing their promising young talents. In recent months, the club also renewed the contracts of Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao, and Rodrygo.
Vinicius Junior’s new deal extends his stay at the club until 2027, elevating him to one of the highest-paid players on the team. Rogrygo and Eder Militao have also reached agreements to extend their contracts.
The initial plan was to announce the deals for Camavinga and Valverde last week, but Real Madrid President Florentino Perez tested positive for Covid-19, causing a delay in the official announcements. Get the latest updates from the world of football only on Nextbet Sports.