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Open Thread: June 4, 2021

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Our Friday issue of the Daily Merengue!

The Open Thread/Daily Merengue is a place where you can discuss anything and everything related to football. Feel free to discuss the topics presented here, or start your very own discussions! The Open thread will be posted every day by one of the mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix or NeRObutBlanco.

The goat has renewed his contract!

Per rumours, Lucas Vazquez declined better offers from other clubs. He also accepted a 10% paycut in the first season of his new 3-year contract.

Some of Lucaz Vazquez comments after his renewal was official:

We made history by threepeating the Champions League. To this day, we don’t get enough credit for it.

La Undecima penalty? I was very confident. I never even thought about missing it. I remember after the game I hugged my wife and brother and we all cried together.

I have played 240 games for Real Madrid and will fight to play even more. When I arrived here, I never thought I’d reach that number. I’m very happy with everything I have achieved.

Another contract renewal is set.

Pre-season

The pre-season will start on July 5, a week earlier as originally planned by Zidane. The date was changed by Ancelotti. It will mostly be spent in Madrid, but a few games around Europe are not off the table.