More leaked transfer documents: This time Mezut Ozil's €50 million deal is in focus
A number of financial stipulations were included in Ozil's contract11:19 Monday 25 January 2016, 11:19 25 Jan 2016
Football leaks have released more startling transfer information today and Arsneal's Mezut Ozil is the latest victim in the recent series of probes.
Last week, the previously unknown transfer details of Gareth Bale, Anthony Martial and Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala, were all exposed by Football Leaks.
And today, the website has revealed that Real Madrid allegedly negotiated a buy-back option from Arsenal for Mesut Ozil as part of a deal that is thought to be worth €50 million.
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The €50 million fee breaks down into an initial €24 million instalment which was paid in 2013 when Arsenal first signed Ozil from Madrid. A further €20 million was paid over the next two years with a final €6 million to be paid over six years, starting from 2014. This final section of the €50 million payment divides into €1 million instalments that are payable for every year that Arsenal qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.
The contract also includes a sell-on clause for Real Madrid which comes into effect if Ozil is sold to another Spanish club for more than €50 million. If that happens, Ozil's former club will be assured 33% of the profit made in addition to the original fee.
Another striking clause in Ozil's contract entitles Real Madrid to a 48-hour first option on Ozil should Arsenal sell him to another Spanish club. If however, Ozil moves on to a club outside of Spain, Madrid would have to pledge an amount that would at least match the bid made by the non-Spanish club.
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