The _players_ pay the buy-out clause?Koeman4 said:In Spain, the players can pay the buyout clause, which is an indemnization for the club for breaking the contract before its end. Also the club has the right to finish with the contract early, but paying the due salary.
For example, Figo payed the buyout clause to sign for Madrid and he didn't need the permission of Barça. Rivaldo did the same with Depor to sign for Barça. Also Ronaldo to sign for Inter.
Yes, but that's the problem of the buy-out clauses. Who does believe that Figo had 60M € to pay the indemnization? Who does believe that Rivaldo had 27M € to pay the clause? No one.FigoIsGod said:The _players_ pay the buy-out clause?
That somehow doesn't sound accurate to me.
Yes, but that's another fraud. Theorically, the buyout clause must have some relationship with the salary, but it doesn't happen very often.leoshev said:Is that why teams tend to put ridiculously high buy-out clauses in player's contracts in Spain? To prevent the players from buying themselfs out?
Yes but FIFA have found that very difficult to police - hence some players have slipped through the net and have moved twice in 12 months e.g. Boumsong.Ze da Fiel said:the only restriction is taht a player cannot change to 2 clubs within the same season. Ex: If Morientes had been sold to Monaco and then after siz months be sold to Liverpool. That would not be allowed. As he went on a transfer to Monaco and then back to his original club Real Madrid.... then it will be ok for him to be sold to Liverpool
Well basically the thing is Owen did want to leave and when a player has made up his mind the club doesn't neccessarily have to oblige unless his contract expires and or the club and player have agreed with the club that the the player will be sold to in Owen's case that's Real Madrid. If Owen didn't want to leave but Liverpool wanted him to leave, he can say no I don't want to leave but he may not be played etc and will be sold as soon as his contract expires.The King said:When players are bought from other clubs so they have to agree, or can the club send them anywhere they want??For example, when Real Madrid bought Owen if he didnt want to leave liverpool can he do anything?
But once his contract has expired, the club has no rights to the player any more and cannot charge money for his transfer, under the Bosman ruling, no?If Owen didn't want to leave but Liverpool wanted him to leave, he can say no I don't want to leave but he may not be played etc and will be sold as soon as his contract expires.
Thats correct, the players benefit from this becuase they are able to recieve massive signing-on fees and much higher wages because of the absence of transfer fees.dubh-ban said:But once his contract has expired, the club has no rights to the player any more and cannot charge money for his transfer, under the Bosman ruling, no?