Thursday July 10 2014
ADL: 'Higuain has €100m clause'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reveals Gonzalo Higuain’s contract has “a €100m release clause.”

The Argentina international will be in the World Cup Final on Sunday against Germany and all summer has been linked with a Barcelona swoop.

“Some of you wrote that I should’ve written a €70m release clause into his contract,” movie mogul De Laurentiis told the Corriere dello Sport.

“Well, I can tell you that last year when I signed Higuain’s contract there was a €100m release clause.

“As you can see, the media are always misinformed. They dive into these stories and hypothesise, but do you really think that after 10 years running a club, someone who comes from cinema and produced more than 400 films doesn’t know how to write a player’s contract?

“Do you believe I am someone who doesn’t know how to negotiate a good deal?

“I really like Higuain, he is an exceptional person and very well-mannered. So as long as our rapport continues to work, I see no problems.”

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