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Barcelona new signing Griezmann beat Messi to this...

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/07/2019

Barcelona new signing Antoine Griezmann has dislodged Lionel Messi from the player with the highest buyout clause at the Camp Nou following his €120 million move to the Catalonia based team.

Griezmann signed a five-year deal with the reigning La Liga Champions and he earns €105 million net income over the span of his contract.

The most catchy part of his agreement is the amount of his release clause, which is €800 million the figure supersedes that of Messi which is €700 million as at this date.

The payment of Neymar’s buyout clause by Paris Saint-Germain two summer ago necessitate the increment in the release clauses of their players.

These are the release clauses of Barcelona's players:

Antoine Griezmann: €800 million (2024)

Lionel Messi: €700 million (2021)

Gerard Pique: €500 million (2022)

Samuel Umtiti: €500 million (2023)

Sergio Busquets: €500 million (2023)

Sergi Roberto: €500 million (2022)

Jordi Alba: €500 million (2024)

Frenkie de Jong: €400 million (2024)

Philippe Coutinho: €400 million (2023)

Ousmane Dembele: €400 million (2022)

Arthur Melo: €400 million (2024)

Arturo Vidal: €300 million (2023)

Neto: € 200 million (2023)

Luis Suarez: €200 million (2021)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen: €180 million (2022)

Malcom: €180 million (2021)

Ivan Rakitic: €125 million (2021)

Nelson Semedo: €100 million (2022)

Rafinha Alcantara: €75 million ( 2020)

Carles Alena: €75 million (2022).
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