Real Madrid don’t often sell their top youngsters, but when they do they tend to add a number of clauses – usually a buyback option - which ultimately leaves them in a favourable position.
Last season, star youngster Alvaro Morata was tipped for an exit after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular. Arsenal were mentioned as more than just a possible suitor, as per the Metro.
Yet, the Spanish international ended up trading the Santiago Bernabeu for Serie A champions Juventus for a hefty €22 million fee, though not before Los Blancos attempted to insert a rather bizarre clause.
Firstly, it was proposed that Morata would be unable to face Madrid in all competitions. Juventus and the Spaniards have been paired together in the upcoming Champions League semi-finals.
Moreover, and perhaps one of the most bizarre sub-clauses ever proposed, Madrid allegedly wanted to deny any possible future sale to eternal rivals Barcelona.
On both occasions, the requests ultimately fell on deaf ears as the Turin-based outfit refused to comply, which makes the upcoming European contest that little bit more interesting.
Morata has been in good form this season, scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions and doing enough to earn his first international cap last month.