In a strange twist of fate, Real Madrid will be forced to pay Sunday’s opponents Malaga €1m if they win La Liga this weekend.
As reported by Goal, a stipulation was put in place by the Costa Del Sol club when they sold talisman Isco to Los Blancos in 2013 for €27m. Indeed, reports in Spain intimate that the deal included €3m worth of variable costs if the midfielder helped his new team to win the title within his first five seasons, with a €1m payment for each title won.
Thus far, Madrid have been victorious in two Champions League campaigns since Isco’s arrival – however, they are yet to claim a Spanish league title, and thus none of the additional payments have had to be made so far.
That could all change this weekend however, with Zinedine Zidane’s side on the verge of winning the title. Los Blancos will only require a draw on Sunday at La Rosaleda to put themselves out of sight, following a midweek 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo in which Isco starred with two assists.
Nevertheless, Malaga will not roll over without a fight. The Boquerones have already defeated Barcelona in recent months, with a 2-0 victory that stopped Barca’s title challenge dead in its tracks