Cristiano Ronaldo Buyout Clause
So it looks like Ronaldo’s buyout clause is bigger than Messi’s buyout clause. But these figures haven’t been updated in quite a while. I think the buyout clauses for both players have increased. I woudn’t be suprised if Messi and Ronaldo had buyout clause close to $2 billion. That numbers seems absurd though, when you look at the value of certain clubs entirely. But if you had a player like Ronaldo or Messi on your soccer team, then your club is going to jump by perhaps a billion dollars at least.
The key issue though is age, just how many years left do Ronaldo and Messi have at the top of their game. Ronaldo is now 32 and Messi is 29. So just based on age you’d have to say Messi’s buyout clause should be more than Ronaldo’s.
When they are nearing retirement though, will a club in China or maybe the MLS in the United States, cough up a buyout fee nearing $1 billion or more to have the world’s best player on their team? I think they will pay a lot of money for either of them, but I don’t think Messi will ever leave Barcelona. This article says Ronaldo’s agent puts his buyout fee at $1.5 billion, but again, this is from a few years ago, before Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win another La Liga title and the Champions League:
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