Bartra confirms €8m release clause

Marc Bartra has confirmed that he will be able to leave Barcelona for €8m this summer after failing to make enough appearances in 2015-16.

Bartra played just 24 matches for Barca last season, and the club face a similar situation to 12 months ago, when the defender’s €40m release clause fell to €12m, although the birth of his son and loyalty to his boyhood team ultimately saw him stay put.

However, with his contract expiring next year and the likelihood of him establishing himself under Luis Enrique considered minimal, the Spain international appears resigned to his fate.

“I’m calm. My future is in the hands of my representative Carles Puyol,” he told the Spanish Press after stating his release clause had dropped to €8m.

“[On Spain’s chances at Euro 2016], there’s enthusiasm in the squad, and being able to feature at the European Championship is one of my dreams of the season.”

Barca’s defence could about to be transformed as Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Vermaelen and Adriano have also been linked with moves away.

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