Anti-Barca clauses in Di Maria sale?

Real Madrid reportedly included a series of anti-Barcelona clauses in Angel Di Maria’s 2014 transfer to Manchester United.

According to Football Leaks, United would have been obliged to pay Madrid €50m if they sold Di Maria to any other La Liga club last summer, €40m in either of the 2016 windows or €30m in the 2017 windows.

However, in the event the Red Devils tried to sell the Argentine to Barca, the €30m compensation would have remained for a further two years, until the expiry of his contract in 2019.

Los Blancos received €75m from Di Maria’s sale and would have pocketed a further €1m if United qualified for the Champions League with the player still in their ranks, €5m if he was a Ballon d’Or finalist and another €5m if he won the prize.

Di Maria nonetheless left United for Paris Saint-Germain after just one season, with the Premier League giants recouping €57.1m.

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