NEWS: Liverpool and Manchester City set to rival Barcelona in race to sign 21-year-old star with €150 million release clause

Barcelona, Liverpool, and Manchester City are all reportedly eyeing Shakhtar Donetsk’s attacking midfielder Georgiy Sudakov, who has a €150 million release clause. According to Calciomercato (via Barca Universal), top European clubs are prepared to battle it out to secure the 21-year-old midfielder’s signature.

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The Ukrainian talent has made a strong impression at Shakhtar Donetsk, racking up 85 senior appearances while making 26 direct goal contributions. His performance, especially during the UEFA Champions League group stages where he scored against Barcelona, has placed him on the radar of these clubs.

The Blaugrana have shown a keen interest in Sudakov, as they watched him play against them, and they see him as a versatile addition to their squad. However, they\’re not alone in this pursuit. Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are also in the race, along with Bayern Munich, Napoli, and Inter Milan.

Despite the keen interest from all sides, there\’s a catch that will give even the richest clubs some concern. Sudakov recently renewed his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk, extending it until 2028, and this new deal includes a hefty release clause of €150 million.

This will pose a challenge for most clubs, including Liverpool. But it will be a serious problem for Barca, who have been dealing with a severe financial crisis.