Release clauses arent that normal in the UK, so maybe the legal precedent wasnt here to contest Liverpool. I do think that release clauses in general should be more standardised througout UEFA countries.Dickie Law and Ivan Gazidis back then, no wonder we got bullied by Liverpool.
That **** wouldn't have happened on Edu's and especially Vinai's watch!
I know a lot of fans dont like release clauses, but I do think they should be required in contracts. Just put some fantasy number there if the club is genuinely worried about players leaving. Besides, if the player doesnt want to leave, it is a non-issue.
When you are forcing players to stay you just generate bad vibes anyway, and its much better to get a good payout imo.