Does Xabi Alonso actually have a release clause to leave Leverkusen for Madrid?

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Does Xabi Alonso actually have a release clause to leave Leverkusen for Madrid?

Earlier it was reported that it would cost Real Madrid up to €18m to hire Xabi Alonso as their head coach. Apparently, that's how much his release clause at Bayer Leverkusen stands at.

Speaking in an interview with talkSport, the Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro was asked if that's actually the case. Here's what he responded:

“No, but you don't need a clause. We have a very good relationship with Xabi. At the end of the day, we're not going to force someone to stay if he doesn't want to.

"We want him to feel so happy with us, that he really only wants to stay and this is our objective. There's nothing on paper, but sometimes agreements that are not on paper are agreements as well and we know that if he needs to do a move in the future we'll be able to talk with each other."

Alonso is considered a strong candidate to take over at Bernabeu next season.

He's doing extremely well in Germany, sitting on top of Bundesliga with an impressive record of 17 games played and not a single loss in the books.

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