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Now That Ronaldo’s Back, Who’s Man United’s Highest-Paid Player?

Cristiano Ronaldo finalized his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United on the final day of the 2021 summer transfer window, bringing an end to a three-year spell with the Old Lady and returning him to Old Trafford, where Ronaldo spent six superlative seasons between 2003 and 2009. The Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United contract salary, despite now being 36 years of age, speaks to how prolific and valuable the forward still remains at the highest level.  

World Cup Every Two Years? FIFA Moves Forward With Arsène Wenger’s Diabolical Scheme

MANCHESTER, England - FIFA's proposals for the World Cup to be held every two years, rather than the traditional four-year gap, have been met with strong opposition from European soccer body UEFA and major leagues, the following is a Q&A on the issues:

WHAT IS FIFA DOING?

The Soccer Multiverse Is Officially Broken: Cristiano Ronaldo Is Going Back To Man United

The 2021 summer transfer window is going to go down as the craziest one yet. The transfer gods had one more trick up their sleeve, and it was in the form of a Cristiano Ronaldo transfer back to Manchester United. 

The transfer fee for the 36-year-old was $17.7 million with an additional $9.4 million in add-ons. Just a little bit less than his $128 million transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in 2018.

Here was the reaction from Twitter to the news.

Soccer Trading Cards 101: How To Start Your Collection And Make Money

Collecting cards can be one of the most intriguing hobbies on offer for hardcore sports fans. The market for soccer cards has exploded since 2020, and it's projected to rise over the coming years. With the hobby growing fast, now is a good time to start your own soccer card collection. 

College Athletes Are Now Getting Paid, Including The Hermann Trophy Winner

The NCAA has adopted a new interim policy that provides college athletes with the opportunity to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL). Including all the top three divisions of all NCAA sports nationwide, almost 460,000 athletes now have the liberty to be compensated for their worth and what they bring to their school. Before the new policy came into effect, the NCAA owned the public rights of every athlete as a part of their scholarship agreement. 

This Coca-Cola Saga Won’t End; Here’s Every Player/Coach Involved With Bizarre Trend

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo moved those two Coca-Cola bottles on Monday, the Euro 2020 press conferences have been filled with weird bottle antics. This is by far the weirdest trend I’ve ever seen that will be one of the big stories of these Euros.

Hackers Steal Source Code For FIFA 21, Matchmaking Server And Game Engine

In perhaps the most riveting story to come out of EA Sports' FIFA franchise since four 24-year-old hackers were brought down by the FBI after making $16 million off the game, Electronic Arts has been hacked by attackers who claim to have stolen the source code for FIFA 21, the matchmaking server and the Frostbite game engine.

EA says the hack poses no risk to players.

Norwich Ends Sponsor Deal With Betting Firm After Fans Voice Collective WTF

Premier League club Norwich City on Thursday ended their partnership with kit sponsor BK8 following supporters' criticism of the Asian betting company's provocative marketing material online.

Norwich, who won the second-tier Championship last season to qualify for the top flight, had announced BK8 as their new shirt sponsor on Monday for the 2021-22 season.

EPL's Big Six Agree To Pay The League For Their Attempted Super League Shenanigans

The six English clubs that said they would join the European Super League will pay a combined 22 million pounds ($31 million) as "a gesture of goodwill" and face a 30-point deduction if they attempt a similar move in future, the Premier League said on Wednesday.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will also each be fined 25 million pounds if they attempt another breakaway, the league added.

Phil Foden Is The Most Valuable Player In Europe, According To CIES

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden is now Europe's most expensive player to buy, according to the CIES Football Observatory, which recently published its latest ranking of players in Europe's big five leagues with the highest estimated transfer value. How much would someone who wanted Foden have to put up? $232 million.

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