Javier Mascherano's new contract has €100 million release clause

Clive Brunskill

Get in line, clubs. You can have Javier Mascherano for a cool €100 million.

You know who needs a €100 million release clause?

Javier Mascherano.

Barcelona signed Mascherano to a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2018. It also has a €100 million release clause.

Nothing says €100 million like a midfielder playing center back. Nothing says €100 million like desperately trying to buy a couple center backs because you don't quite cut it. Nothing says €100 million like dying to see you in internationals because then you can actually shine.

Here's a list of things you can buy with €100 million:

- Two MLS expansion teams

- Gareth Bale

- An airbus A320

- Every piece of jewelry sold on Home Shopping Network in a year

- 70 bottles of the world's most expensive cognac

- 100 rolls of 22 karat gold toilet paper

- 547,945,205 Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets

Javier Mascherano has a €100 million release clause. That's the joke. Except it's real now.

Note: Release clauses are not indicative of value and at these prices for these kinds of players, are kind of useless, but seriously, Javier Mascherano has a €100 million release clause.

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