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12 amazing Football Manager 2019 release clauses you can’t afford to miss

Finding value in the transfer market is an increasingly tricky task, but there are bargains to be had if you look in the right places – as Simon Harrison explains... 

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Good old La Liga. Release clauses are mandatory in Spanish football – Barcelona were punished with Neymar's shock switch to PSG as a result – meaning there are plenty fine deals to be done in Football Manager 2019

As such, we've managed to pluck out a dozen of the best release clauses you'll be able to find in the game, encompassing ready-made superstars and promising youths in need of polishing. Players from Spain, Italy, Brazil and Argentina feature – all ready for you to aggravate their clubs by triggering these enticing clauses...  

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Manu Morlanes (£750,000, Villarreal)

Highly regarded in Spain, 19-year-old Morlanes has come onto the scene at Villarreal over the last year after some serious injury problems.

An excellent central midfielder with good technical stats and strong tackling, he is an excellent prospect as a holding player. His physicals are poor, as can be expected from a young playmaker, but he has plenty of time to develop.

Pelayo Morilla (£1.7m, Sporting Gijon)

Aged only 16, there is obviously a lot more developing ahead for Morilla. The early signs are excellent, however: his technical stats as an attacking midfielder are very promising, making £1.7m a tiny investment for a player who should improve hugely over the first five years of your save.

Such a small fee is a drop in the ocean for big European clubs.

Javi Ontiveros (£4.9m, Malaga)

Ontiveros may have been expected to progress a little faster than his current rate in the real world, but on Football Manager the 20-year-old is one to keep an eye out for.

He packs a good amount of pace and offers all of the technical attributes needed to be an effective winger. His mental stats leave plenty to be desired, but as a raw talent he’s worth the gamble.

Carlos Fernandez (£7.25m, Deportivo La Coruna)

On loan in the Spanish second division from Sevilla, Fernandez is a young, well-rounded striker. Boasting good finishing stats and decent mental attributes for dropping deep or offering movement at the head of the attack, the Spaniard has a good base for developing into a very useful, versatile striker.

For a little over £7m, the chances of not turning a pretty hefty profit on the current Depor hitman are very slim indeed.

Ever Banega (£18m, Sevilla)

Banega could be an absolute steal for your club. The Argentina international is able to act as a central midfield playmaker or in behind a striker, and has exceptional technical attributes.

The 30-year-old's dribbling, first touch, passing and technique are all at a near world-class level. Mix in excellent vision and composure, and Banega will be able to frustrate your foes with pleasing regularity. 

Lucas Romero (£9m, Cruzeiro)

Talented utility man Romero can feature at right-back or in central midfield, making him a great option for teams that have to balance a congested fixture list, or have a limited number of players to name on the bench.

Apart from being poor in the air, the Argentina youth international has tidy physical stats and well-balanced technicals for midfield or full-back duties. His mental stats make him a good ball winner.