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04-22-2013, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Schalkenullvier View Post
I mean götze just extended his contract... okay out-clauses like Götze's reported are pretty common, but I doubt Aki Watzke would have been stupid enough to agree to a clause of just 37 mil.
Originally Posted by TheMoreYouKnow View Post
You'd think so but then we don't know the negotiations and what kind of leverage was involved.
I don't know, I actually always thought that release clause was plausible. At the end of the day, it wouldn't matter for Bayern - Götze probably is the guy they'd meet a €55M clause for. I just didn't think Götze would have entertained that clause this year.

Well, Götze's old contract was only running to 2014, so Dortmund was under a lot of pressure to get him extended. Without an extension, you have the Lewandowski situation. So I could see them being rushed into that kind of release clause, probably not thinking it could matter this soon.

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