Sporting defender Goncalo Inacio has signed a contract extension to increase his release clause to £51 million.
Goncalo Inacio has been linked to Manchester United in successive summers. The talented centre-back will now be more expensive if a move is made.
Goncalo Inacio release clause
Fabrizio Romano reports Goncalo Inacio has now signed a new contract which extends his deal to 2027.
The new contract includes a release clause of 60 million Euros, equating to £51 million.
This is a substantial increase on Inacio’s previous release clause, which stood at £34 million.
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Inacio’s extension is particularly noteworthy right now because Manchester United may be in the market for a centre-back.
Harry Maguire could still leave the club before the transfer deadline, despite his proposed move to West Ham breaking down.
Benjamin Pavard and Jean-Clair Todibo are top options, reports Fabrizio Romano, however, at £34 million, 21-year-old Inacio could have held appeal.
His release clause is still not obstructive, but it does make a move more likely next summer rather than this one, when a young centre-back may become more of a priority. It’s up to him to put in the performances over the next month to prove he deserves it.