What Happens When You Try To Sign Ronaldo And Messi On FIFA 18 Career Mode

Nominees for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award, Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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FIFA 18 releases on 29th September with all new format of transfer negotiations and graphics. 

It’s a dream of most football fans to see Ronaldo and Messi, the two greatest footballers of current generation, play together. Unfortunately, in real, it seems like that this dream of millions might never get fulfilled. However, in a virtual world, like in FIFA 18, the unthinkable can happen as shown by  YouTuber MGH, who has an early access to the full game.

MGH starts his career mode at Manchester United to make the most of the huge transfer budget at the club. The YouTuber moves for Lionel Messi first as he makes a £85 million bid for the Barcelona man who is in the last year of his contract at the Camp Nou. Barcelona reject the approach, but return with a counter offer suggesting that they could be willing to business at £96 million. MGH manages to agree a fee of £92 million for the 5-time Ballon D’Or winner.

After agreeing fees with the club, MGH negotiates with Messi’s agent to meet the personal demands of the Argentine. Surprisingly, Messi agrees to sign for Manchester United for a weekly wage of £420,000, which is £80,000 lesser than he gets at Barcelona. The 3-year contract also includes a signing bonus of £4.5 million and a payment of £15.5 million – once Messi scores 15 goals for the English club.

After wrapping up the deal for Messi, MGH turns his focus onto signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The YouTuber offers a modest £40 million as his first bid to sign the Portuguese superstar. The bid is deemed condescending by Zinedine Zidane, who walks out of the meeting in disbelief that Manchester United thought they could sign Ronaldo for so less.

Failing to sign Ronaldo in the summer transfer in window, MGH returns with a fresh £95 million bid in January, which is rejected very quickly by Real Madrid. As a counter offer, Zidane sets the asking price at a mammoth £159.1 million – an amount almost double of what Real Madrid paid Manchester United to sign Ronaldo in 2009. MGH tries to negotiate a deal at £130 million, but Zidane refuses to entertain any bids lower than his valuation – which is why the YouTuber goes all out to meet the steep valuation for the 32-year-old.

Accompanied by his agent Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo arrives to agree to personal terms for his return to Manchester United. The Portuguese signs a 3-year deal with his wages at £450,000 per week – £30,000 higher than Messi’s. The deal also includes £3 million signing-on fee and a payment of £6.5 million upon scoring 50 goals for Manchester United.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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