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Everything was fine in the football world until Messi won his first Copa Del Rey trophy for Argentina. Now the timeline has been skewered, the multiverses are colliding with each other. And as a result, Varane has left us in his prime to go play for man utd, who does that!? it should be the other way around. Ronaldo almost went to Man Utd’s biggest rivals, ramos is now a PSG player along with Messi, Inter Milan had to sell crucial players to not go bankrupt...oh wait they do that every timeline. Anyways, Perez and Laporta are working together to bring the European super league to the forefront. Perez even had dinner with Cerezo, 2 of our biggest enemies. Vallejo is now a Real Madrid player with a 4 year contract!!!, Odegaard left, Afghanistan fell, Vaccines have gradually become mandatory, Casemiro’s ball playing skills were questioned again after 5 years of silence from his critics, Toni Kroos retired from the German NT, Barca went bankrupt, La Liga is now dangerously prepared for Atletico to win it, Tebas sold La Liga’s soul to CVC for 63 cents like Mr Krabbs did spongebob, the world is about to go back into lock-down again, Juve fans now think Chiesa is the New Ronaldo, Dybala is now good enough to replace ronaldo according to Juve fans, Harry Kane can’t escape Spurs and so much more. All because Brazil failed the whole world & put everybody's life on the line by letting Messi win a copa del rey trophy for Argentina in 2021. This could’ve all been avoided.
CELEBRATING 9+ YEARS OF LUKA BAZOOKA MODRIC
CRISTIANO TO UNITED
Ronaldo to city is officially off. Man utd have offered him 270K/week, not sure how many years. But ronaldo and mendes are in england.
The fact that Cristiano scored 101 goals and made 22 assists in 135 games will forever be remembered. #juvelive— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuveEN) August 27, 2021
What a time at Juventus, now he’s free.
OH OH, RODRYGO!
Asensio’s days are now numbered. No more zidane to protect him. We should keep rodrygo though.
| Real Madrid’s already planning the announcement of Mbappé on Sunday or Monday and to present him right after the international break at Valdebebas or before the game vs Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu. @marca #rmalive pic.twitter.com/MQRt2s6jcX— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) August 27, 2021
UEFA are reportedly studying/planning on introducing a salary cap and a luxury tax that will replace Financial Fair Play. If a salary cap is introduced, it could stabilize club finances. No more overpaying players into club bankruptcy.