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FIFA 18: This is what happens when you try to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Career Mode

Some seriously good negotiating skills are required

Career Mode is one of the most exciting things about FIFA 18.

This year, EA SPORTS has completely revamped it, introducing Frostbite-powered transfer negotiations.

Here, you’ll have to barter with players, managers and agents if you’re to bag that star signing.

So, what happens when you try to get Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on your books?

YouTuber Mgh explored just that and yielded interesting results.

Lionel Messi is seen in Career Mode for the first time

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Lionel Messi is seen in Career Mode for the first time

When it comes to Messi, Barcelona’s rep wanted £96,000,000 for the Argentine – which is a bargain considering that Neymar went for 220,000,000 euros.

Still, Mgh manages to bring down the price to £92,000,000.

Stage one complete.

Barca are willing to part with Messi for £92,000,000

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Barca are willing to part with Messi for £92,000,000

Now it’s on to Messi and his agent, who need to be won over.

Firstly, to get them both onside, Mgh reassures the Barcelona maestro that he’ll get plenty of playing time for the club. It’s then on to the contract.

Messi accepts a three-year deal, with no release clause.

When it comes to salary, amazingly, the Barca ace asks for less than his £500,000 deal – asking for a mere £420,000 a week.

Mgh agrees before knocking down the signing bonus and sealing the deal.

So far, so good.

Signing Messi isn’t as hard or expensive as you’d think

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Signing Messi isn’t as hard or expensive as you’d think

How about Ronaldo? Surely things will be a bit tougher here?

Yep, you could say that.

Mgh goes in and offers £40,000,000 for the Real Madrid star – whose current value is £86,000,000.

His manager, Zinedine Zidane, then gets up and storms out the room, saying: “I feel like I’ve wasted my time here.”

Zidane is fuming at the offer for Ronaldo

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Zidane is fuming at the offer for Ronaldo

So, there you have it.

Two very different outcomes when you try and sign the world’s two best players for one team.

Whilst we’re on the subject, FIFA 18 arrives in a couple of weeks – so it’s time to start thinking about the best deals.

As supply will outweigh demand, loads of top retailers will be vying for your business, meaning a lot of the best FIFA 18 deals can be had closer to launch on September 29.

Here we’ve pulled together the best ones – and we’ll keep updating should we spot any more.

FIFA 18’s The Journey will see Alex Hunter travel around the world

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FIFA 18’s The Journey will see Alex Hunter travel around the world

Right now, you can expect to fork out £49.99 for the game in most stores. Game has the edge, though, giving you a free month-long pass for Now TV.

The cheapest place for the Nintendo Switch version of the game is Argos, coming in at £47.99.

Asda

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £59 

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £59

FIFA 18 on Switch – £55

Shopto

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £54.85

FIFA 18 on Xbox One –  £54.85

FIFA 18 on Switch –  £49.85

SMYTHS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £49.99

TESCO

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £59.99

ARGOS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £52.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £52.99 

FIFA 18 on Switch – £47.99

GAME

FIFA 18 on PS4 with free Now TV one month entertainment pass – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One with free Now TV one month entertainment pass – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £54.99

CURRYS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £52.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £52.99 

Remember, if you’re not too sure whether to pick up the game, be sure to try out the FIFA 18 demo.

Sadly, there will be NO Switch demo – so Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer.

Given its focus on online play, EA may be holding off the trial until the servers are up to speed.


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So, what’s in the demo?

You’ll be able to play as a number of teams in the FIFA 18 demo including Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Juventus.

There are 12 teams in the demo:

  • Manchester United
  • Manchester City
  • Real Madrid CF
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • Juventus F.C.
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
  • LA Galaxy
  • Toronto FC
  • Boca Juniors
  • C.D. Guadalajara
  • Vissel Kobe

There are four stadiums, too:

  • Santiago Bernabéu
  • La Bombonera
  • StubHub Center
  • King Fahd Stadium

You’ll also likely be able to play through the first part of The Journey: Hunter Returns – although we wouldn’t doing that unless you’ve played the first one.

No sweat, here’s what happens at the end of The Journey  – if you won’t have time to play through it.

FIFA 18’s The Journey will see the return of Alex Hunter in a story that will send him around the world

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FIFA 18’s The Journey will see the return of Alex Hunter in a story that will send him around the world

So, have you played it?

Yes, and we’re very impressed.

Why not take a look at our FIFA 18 early review.


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Morata and Chelsea welcome arch rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge

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