REVEALED: Barcelona follow Real Madrid with 'fear clause' in loan deals

Barcelona have introduced a new clause in their loan deals.’

Cataluyna Radio reports Barcelona have introduced clauses into the contracts of loan players known as the ‘fear clause’.

It means that for all or nearly all of the players they have loaned out, including Nico Gonzalez at Valencia, if he faces Barcelona, then Valencia will have to pay the Catalans some extra money.

It’s a model that Real Madrid stuck to after Fernando Morientes shone with Monaco and knocked them out of the Champions League.

Raul de Tomas had it when he was at Rayo, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez at Espanyol, and so on.

As such Alex Collado did not face Barcelona when Elche came to Camp Nou.