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[Albion] Brighton ready to open Roberto De Zerbi contract talks amid Real Madrid interest



Bozza

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Brighton are not worried by the interest but are still taking steps to strengthen their position. 90min understands that the Seagulls, unsurprisingly very happy with De Zerbi, would like to offer him a new longer contract that would secure his future beyond the 2026 expiry of his current deal.

As it stands, his contract contains a release clause of around £10m that could be triggered by a suitor and another motivation to open talks surrounding a fresh deal is to increase the figure.

 




Brighton are not worried by the interest but are still taking steps to strengthen their position. 90min understands that the Seagulls, unsurprisingly very happy with De Zerbi, would like to offer him a new longer contract that would secure his future beyond the 2026 expiry of his current deal.

As it stands, his contract contains a release clause of around £10m that could be triggered by a suitor and another motivation to open talks surrounding a fresh deal is to increase the figure.

About time. Potter got one and did ef all, then screwed us over (until RDZ)
 




schmunk

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Real Madrid have put €1bn release clauses on several of their players, so...

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Robdinho

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Don't get me wrong, RDZ has been amazing, but Real Madrid? Really?? I just can't see that they'd take a risk on someone, for all his obvious brilliance, whose main achievements so far have been to get unfashionable clubs punching above their weight (albeit while also playing fabulous football).

All this talk of a "longer term plan" is just not how the super clubs operate, they want(/need) instant success and if they don't get it they can go out and get someone else.

But, yes, give the man a new contract, whatever he wants!
 


Nobby Cybergoat

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Don't get me wrong, RDZ has been amazing, but Real Madrid? Really?? I just can't see that they'd take a risk on someone, for all his obvious brilliance, whose main achievements so far have been to get unfashionable clubs punching above their weight (albeit while also playing fabulous football).

All this talk of a "longer term plan" is just not how the super clubs operate, they want(/need) instant success and if they don't get it they can go out and get someone else.

But, yes, give the man a new contract, whatever he wants!
My thoughts exactly.

How about we just give him a template of his existing contract, but leave blank the number of years and the wages for him to fill in as he chooses?
 


Greg Bobkin

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SING him up and THAI him down!
 




A1X

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Give him whatever he wants plus 10%
 


Tim Over Whelmed

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This could be our best signing yet!
 






halbpro

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Don't Spanish contracts have to include a release clause so clubs make them so huge no one will ever pay it?
Yes, there's actually a law that regulates professional athletes in Spain and their contracts. If a clause isn't inserted, then there's a default amount specified. I think it defaults to 15% of the remaining value of the contract, but my understanding of Spanish contract law isn't exactly top notch. I also think they're meant to make sure the clauses are proportional to the wages, but don't know if that's actually been tested in court.
 












Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

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Don't Spanish contracts have to include a release clause so clubs make them so huge no one will ever pay it?
Yes by law they are required to have a release clause in Spain. They aren't always for ridiculous sums. We signed Cucurella and Pervis after activating their release clauses and neither of them cost much more than about £15 million.
 








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