Sunday 22 April 2018

Asensio Real deal has €500m release clause

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. Photo: Getty Images
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. Photo: Getty Images newsdesk

Real Madrid have tied down two of their young stars to new, long-term deals as they look to keep together the core of a side that became the first back-to-back Champions League winners.

Marco Asensio, considered a player who will one day be in Ballon d'Or contention, has signed on for six more years at the Bernabeu after dazzling in his first full season as a senior player. His release clause is reportedly €500m.

Asensio, who signed from Mallorca for €3.9m in 2014, spent a season on loan at Espanyol in 2015/16 before graduating to the Real first team last season with spectacular results.

French defender Raphael Varane, who has turned down Manchester United twice since joining Real from Le Havre, has also signed a new deal, committing himself until 2022.

The pair join Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Isco in agreeing new contracts with Real.

Irish Independent

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport