Hector Bellerin to be given 'absurd' termination clause in Barcelona deal after quitting Arsenal – but there's a catch | The Sun

BARCELONA have reportedly added a huge termination clause into Hector Bellerin's new contract in a bid to avoid a breach in Financial Fair Play rules.

Bellerin, 27, joined the La Liga giants on a free transfer from Arsenal on deadline day.

However, club chiefs were only able to offer him a one-year deal due to FFP regulations.

According to Spanish outlet MundoDeportivo, in a bid to avoid FFP breaches Barcelona have taken advantage of financial 'tricks' such as offering short-term deals.

And, they have inserted a £50MILLION termination clause into his contract.

New boy Marcos Alonso was also offered the same deal following his last-minute move away from Chelsea.

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The Spaniard joined Barcelona as part of a swap deal which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go the other way to Stamford Bridge.

Xavi was eager to add at least one new full-back to his ranks after Sergino Dest agreed to join AC Milan on a season-long loan.

Despite the club's dwindling financial status, Barca spent over £140m on new signings during the transfer window.

Raphinha became Xavi's first big signing of the summer when he made the £55m move from Leeds in July.

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Robert Lewandowski then joined in a £42.5m transfer from Bayern Munich after requesting to leave the Bundesliga.

And Jules Kounde made the £45m switch from Sevilla.

Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen also signed in free transfers from AC Milan and Chelsea respectively.

But Barcelona almost had to RELEASE both players before the season kicked off after struggling to register them.

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