Camavinga extends his stay at the Bernabeu until 2029


Eduardo Camavinga in action during the match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 05, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Eduardo Camavinga signs a long term contract with Real Madrid with €1B release clause

Real Madrid has officially announced the contract extension of their rising star, Eduardo Camavinga, securing his services until June 30th, 2029. This commitment comes just two years after the French midfielder’s transition to the Spanish side from Rennes at the age of 18.

Despite his relatively short tenure at Real Madrid, the French international has made a significant impact with his outstanding performances on the field. Notably, he earned nominations for the Kopa Award in both 2022 and 2023, as well as the Golden Boy award in 2021 and 2022.

Camavinga was also a part of Real Madrid’s Champions League victory in 2021 and their subsequent triumph in the Club World Cup the following year.

In line with retaining young talent for the long term, Real Madrid has also extended the contracts of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo, extending their stay at the Bernabeu until 2027 and 2029, respectively.

Other Real Madrid players with €1B release clause

Although release clauses are very common, especially in Spanish football, a $1 billion release clause is a bold move that only very few players from the Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have in their contracts, and it can be seen as a huge honor.

The first player to receive the clause from the club was Karim Benzema when he extended his contract in August 2021, before winning the Ballon d’Or the following year. His contract was extended until 2023, after which he made his move to the Saudi side, Al-Ittihad, earlier this year.

The next player to have obtained the high release clause was Fede Valverde when he extended his contract in 2021, followed by Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes, who both extended their contracts this month.