Real Madrid inserted a buy-back clause into Arsenal’s deal for Mesut Ozil in 2013, according to a leaked document.
The document – published today by website Football Leaks – also revealed exactly how much Arsenal paid for the playmaker, and how they paid it.
Should the Gunners decide to sell Ozil to any club from Spain, Madrid have a 48-hour option to buy him first, as long as they match the offer.
Staggeringly, if the Arsenal sell Ozil to a different Spanish club for more than €50million, Madrid will be entitled to 33 per cent of any profit made on the deal.
The document also shows that the total cost of Arsenal’s deal for Ozil could reach €51million.
A total of €24m was paid by Arsenal on September 2 2013 (when he signed), €15m was paid a year later and a further €5m was paid a year after that.
Arsenal also had to pay the applicable VAT on top of those sums.
In addition, from July 1 2014 onwards, the Gunners agreed to pay another €1m for every season they qualified for the Champions League up until 2020.
The team behind the Football Leaks website – who also leaked documents relating to Gareth Bale’s transfer from Spurs to Real Madrid – are being investigated by Portuguese authorities after claims they tried to BLACKMAIL a leading sports agency.
They made the back pages with revelations about Bale’s world-record fee,and have been praised by FIFA’s transfer chief for their work.
But MirrorFootball can today reveal over the weekend Football Leaks, who claim to be “fighting for transparency in the world of football”, is accused of trying to extort millions of euros in exchange for not releasing more contract information.
Emails which appear to have come from people behind the Football Leaks site seen by this newspaper tell a story of information gathered in suspect circumstances and used to try and blackmail Doyen Sports, a leading agency and the one most affected by these leaks, into silence in exchange for up to €1million.
Doyen Sports were behind the multi-million pound transfers of Marcos Rojo to Manchester United and Manchester City’s £42m purchase of Eliaquim Mangala.