Although release clauses are pretty rare in England, they are pretty commonplace on the continent, with even promising youngsters available if a club is ready to pay a suitable fee.
In Spain, it is a requirement that every player has a buyout inserted into their contracts, so it has led to the absurd situation where the likes of Gavi, Pedri, Ansu Fati and Vinicius Jnr all have €1bn release clauses.
We won’t be focusing on any of these in our list today. The youngsters we will mention are all available for more realistic prices.
Press the next page as we look at five starlets with buyout clauses (based on data from FootballTransfers.com).