Messi, Ronaldo Change Teams

This year in football there have been many changes in all the different teams. The most important changes have been the team changes of the two greatest players in the history of Barcelona and Juventus. This is about the team changes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Just like how you could change to gambling at Fair Go casino instead of inferior other online casinos.

Cristiano Ronaldo's change to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to where he became great. He does so perhaps when it's least expected: at 36 years of age and with the help of a former teammate of his. Manchester United had to recruit a new manager named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2018.

He was dubbed an "angel-faced assassin" when he was a forward striker on the team Old Trafford. It seemed he had neither the experience nor the tactical decalogue to lead the most polished club in England.

But, surprisingly, he has done very well with the team, leading it to multiple major victories in the time he has managed and he has convinced Ronaldo -- an old friend and teammate of his -- to rejoin the team.

The rise of Manchester United in the stock market due to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo

Two years after making his debut on the Red Devils (a nickname for Manchester United) bench, Solskjaer makes the fans believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. He achieves it not by winning any new titles but by seducing one of the greatest football players of all time to rejoin the team.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United. This action caused the stock price of Real Madrid to jump massively as soon as the signing was announced.

Kane's resignation and Cristiano's wish

The Tottenham captain announced on his social media that he had decided to stay in London, renouncing Manchester City's interest in his signing. With just over a week to go until the end of the signing market, Manchester City manager Guardiola's men were still without a striker, their greatest priority to strengthen the team. In need of a scorer after Kun Agüero left, Cristiano Ronaldo did not seem such a far-fetched option.

The Portuguese player was desperate to get out of Turin, the team he was playing for before. This was stated to his agent, and even to people close to Manchester City. However, the team and player never reached an agreement.

The reason for this (according to Manchester City) was time: the team had to finish a previous trade to make the spot actually available for a new player before they could enter. The club had to secure a sale to make room for Ronaldo. Something for which they needed time, and to assess all the options. Cristiano was willing to wait. He had no other choice. Or so he thought.

Rejection to Juve

The Red Devils were not counting on making any other signings this summer, having signed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. But Ronaldo's poster was too tempting and Solskjaer, aware of the need to restore the winning mentality of his team, gave his blessing to launch the offensive to securing Ronaldo. Not only did Manchester United communicate to Mendes their willingness to recruit, but they were also ready to sign instantly.

Music to Cristiano's ears. His desperation to leave Juventus reached such a point that only a few days later he communicated he will not wear the bianconera shirt again. At a news conference, Massimiliano Allegri confirmed it. He boarded his private jet and flew straight to Manchester to begin with his new team.

Leo Messi changes to Paris Saint-Germain

The Argentinian says goodbye to Barça in tears after 20 years. He says that the change will lower his salary by almost 50%, but that this is what he wants.

After more than two decades with Barcelona, he said his final goodbyes on Sunday, August 8, at the age of 34.

"I was certain that I was going to stay here. It was just what my family and I had hoped for. I had to say goodbye to this today. I've lived here my entire life, having moved here when I was 13 years old and have lived here with my wife and three Catalan-Argentine children. Because it is our home, I do not doubt that we will return." He said in his goodbye message to fans "I made a vow to my family," the Argentine attacker added. And he didn't waste any time in explaining his decision:

"I've been thinking a lot about what I wanted to say these days." He said when he got ready to board his plane "It's really difficult for me," he explained. He started crying as soon as he removed his mask.

The footballer's emotion infected his wife Antonella (sitting in the front row with their children, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro, and the president Joan Laporta) and the most veteran employees of the club. Almost all of his old team members came to see him off and most of them said something to him and the fans too.

It really did seem like one of the most emotional sendoffs in the last few years when it came to football. The media didn't hesitate for a second to show off all of the players wet eyes.

In the summer of 2020, after losing resoundingly in the quarterfinals of the Champions League to Bayern Munich (2-8), Messi got tired of the then-President Josep Maria Bartomeu. "He lied to me many times," complained the Rosario.

He decided, then, that the time had come to leave the Camp Nou. "When the whole burofax fiasco erupted that year, I knew exactly what I wanted to say," explained Rosario. Messi, however, made a thoughtful speech, close to the fans, cold towards the board of the club, yet never far from his script.

When Laporta won the elections in March, Messi said he smiled. He had an unprecedented gesture in his 20 years at Barcelona: it was the first time he had voted in an election. "That Leo has come to vote is very significant," celebrated Laporta, who had presented himself as the only candidate capable of convincing Messi to remain at Barça. "Leo's contract was fixed at a barbecue," insisted the new president in an interview with La Vanguardia.

In April, before he began negotiating with the player's father and representative, Laporta had dinner with Messi. "After that talk, I was convinced that I was going to continue. My contract was never a problem. But then what happened happened," recalled the player, Messi.

Laporta and his sports vice president, Rafa Yuste, were in charge of leading the negotiations. Always under the supervision of the football director, Mateu Alemany, and the general director, Ferran Reverter, in charge of balancing the numbers of a bankrupt economy, with an uncontrolled wage bill -- 110% of income -- and a gross debt of 1,173 million of euros or 1.1 billion euros.

Negotiations between Laporta and Jorge Messi, the father and representative of the player, happened before his choice to change at the Camp Nou, they "progressed adequately", according to the president's version.

Laporta was talking to the player's father, Reverter and Alemany, with Javier Tebas, LaLiga leader, to try to increase Barcelona's salary limit, estimated at 346 million (46% less than the previous year).

On July 12, the end came. At least, according to the club's version, which coincided with that of the player's family. Messi and Barça had agreed to a contract until 2026 for 350 million euros (an average of 70 per year after his last salary was 138, between fixed and variable). On the 10th, he went on to collect about 20 million in the first season, increased substantially in the second season, and was going to decrease in the last three. The plan suited Barcelona and LaLiga. "We even shook hands," Laporta said. The version that Messi contrasted. "False hopes?" Said the player; "No, it was all settled. I think we were honest with people, at least on my part."

Thebes also told his version. "We had dinner with Laporta on July 14. Documentation of [the fund] CVC was discussed and handed over to the Barça executives. They explained the agreement was closed with Messi. Enthusiasm in abundance" wrote the president of the employer's association on Twitter. LaLiga published an agreement with the CVC investment fund that contributed 284 million to Barça, and 15% could be allocated to the squad.

Messi returned from his vacation convinced that by the end of the week he would join Koeman's training. That day, however, everything broke down."While we would get money, we believe that mortgaging television rights for the next half-century is not in the entity's best interests. Nor was it enough for us to register Leo," stated Laporta.

Barça rejected LaLiga's offer and the option to renew Messi disappeared. The president called the player's father and told him the news. There was no counteroffer from the club.

"It was a bucket of cold water," Messi stated when he heard the news. "I do not know the truth of all this. They told me that it can't be done for LaLiga because of the club's debt" said the Argentinian. Accepting LaLiga's offer brought Messi closer, but it meant goodbye to the Super League. Laporta met on Saturday with Presidents Andrea Agnelli (Juventus) and Florentino Pérez (Madrid).

In Messi's official last game with his old team, Messi unfortunately lost.

"I would have liked to receive one last standing ovation." said Messi after the game.

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