Real Sociedad have acknowledged Athletic Bilbao’s reported interest in Ruben Pardo, by inserting a particular buyout clause for them in his new contract.
The 20-year-old Under-21 international has been a regular this season for La Real and recently put pen to paper on a new deal through to June 2016.
Whilst it was only a year-long extension when the club intended to make it three years, Pardo’s much-improved rates have come with Real’s desire of particular recognition of Basque rivals Athletic’s reported interest in the player over the last season.
Where Pardo’s buyout clause is set at €30m for every other club, if Athletic were to come in with an offer then their buyout clause is reportedly stipulated to be double, at €60m.
Athletic play host to Real this Friday evening in the second League Basque derby of the season.