Real Madrid have agreed a contract renewal with midfielder Fede Valverde with a new €750m release clause, report Marca.
Valverde joined Madrid from Uruguayan club side Penarol in the summer of 2016 and has made 37 appearances for Los Blancos, the majority of which have come this calendar year.
Indeed, the Uruguay international has featured in 12 matches this campaign – starting nine – and is an increasingly important clog in the midfield of Zinedine Zidane’s side.
With the long-term form of both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos under question, alongside the possibility of playing in place of holding midfielder Casemiro has led to Valverde’s prominence.
The most significant aspect of the deal is the release clause – a whopping €50m more than that of Lionel Messi at Barcelona – with this new contact set to run through until 2025.
The contracts of Kroos and Casemiro are set to expire in the summer of 2023, with Modric’s lasting until 2021.