Spanish football giant Barcelona has shocked the sporting world by making an audacious bid for former US President Donald Trump.
The Catalan club, which is pulling more levers than a bus load of OAPs on a weekend in Vegas, has already signed five players this summer despite not paying the full wages of a number of squad members.
Trump, whose Mar-a-Lago residence was recently raided by the FBI, is seen as the ideal addition to beef up the Barcelona attack.
“Barca is mes que un club and Mr. Trump is mes que un President. He is the perfect fit,” said club president Joan Laporta.
“His disregard for convention and ability to create his own special worldview aligns perfectly with our club values. His energy would bring nuclear heat to our forward line.”
Adding the former President will come at a cost. Barcelona have asked Frenkie de Jong and Gerard Pique to defer 100% of their salary in addition to both paying 50% of Trump’s wages.
“Frenkie and Gerard need to understand that our Cule DNA means putting team needs before selfish personal gain,” said Laporta.
“Our fans will not want to see players holding this great club to ransom. And even if they do we’ll find another lever to pull somewhere.”