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♫ Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba do ♫
Mbappé a déjà un contrat avec le Real Madrid, mais il ne pourra signer qu'en février.— Real Madrid (@RMadridFrance_) October 26, 2021
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| Mbappé already has a contract with Real Madrid, but he can't sign until February. Only a miracle can change Kylian's final decision, he has now decided to go to Santiago Bernabeu. @DiMarzio via @ELEVENSPORTSPL #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) October 26, 2021
I think you know what’s coming...
Hello Madridistas... YoSnail as host and retro DJ Nero on the decks... Welcome, again, to the Karaoke Merengue night! Here’s a... special message we got, regardin’ the much talked about Mbappe transfer:
* Clears throat * Ahem
(to the tune of “Just Like Jesse James” by Cher)
♫ Come on Paris you know there is nothing left to say
If you can give him
We can take him
‘Cause if this transfer’s gonna break it’s gonna take a lot to break it
I knowwwww this time
Somebody’s gonna win the fight
So if you’re a big club
Come on and prove it
The contract’s down for the count and you know you’re gonna lose it
This time you’re gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James ♫
Find the song reference to get the final lyric. When it’s found, I’ll complete it here too.
The above is obviously just banter. On a more serious note, the Mbappe saga has dragged on a lot. Hopefully, in due time, the clubs and the player will adopt a mature approach to allow it to end in satisfactory manner for all parties involved. Of course, Real Madrid’s fanbase will be hoping that we actually do get the club’s dream player, who has previously voiced his interest in wearing the Royal whites. It seems inevitable that we’ll be getting plenty of news and rumors about the potential move for the next few months.
Something you’ve head before
| Real Madrid is among the clubs Mino Raiola has approached to find a new club for his client Paul Pogba. @moillorens #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) October 27, 2021
If you’re skeptical about Pogba’s fit at Real Madrid, Kiyan and Om released this video a while back (it’s part of a podcast actually), talking about it. Here’s the link. NoirMaisBlanc highly recommends it (shoutout to Vaseline for that awesome comment).
Ballon D’ Or Spoilers leak?
Remember back in 2018 when the rankings were leaked early and people knew that Modric would win? Well, it’s back! According to Marca, there’s been a similar leak and this time, the winner is said to be... * drums roll *... Lewandowski, ahead of Messi and Benzema. Time will tell if the spoilers are right on the money again. So, for the time being...
Have a nice day. Hey, tomorrow is Friday, so hang in there. May the Madridismo be with you too.