Let’s cover what the world will be talking about this weekend. I’ll quote the wise words of Hector Bellerin, “Don’t believe everything you read.” This is your Friday Five.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid: Another tax scandal in Spain is blowing up the Internet. Will Ronaldo really leave the Bernabeu? Eventually, but not this summer. He just won the Champions League, he’ll definitely win his fifth Ballon D’Or and he’s on the cover of FIFA18. Life is good.
Loyalty is dead in world football: But you knew that already. AC Milan wonderkid goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has announced he’ll leave his childhood club. He probably doesn’t want to, but when your agent is Mino Raiola a big money move will always be on the table. An 18 year-old GK? Real Madrid are all over this.
Alvaro Morata is about to get paid: The Spanish striker is officially on top of Mourinho’s summer wish list, with a reported 12 million euro per year gross deal set to be finalized.
Epic legends revealed for FIFA18: I geeked out when I saw EA Sports’ FIFA Ultimate Team Icons Trailer. Maradona, Ronaldo (R9), Pelé, Thierry Henry and Lev Yashin will be available come September. Well done, EA.
Bonus! The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Russia. Will anyone be watching?