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Lionel Messi signs for Farnborough

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Farnborough FC manager Jose Mourinho has been busy during the summer transfer window by bringing in 11 new players. 

David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Paul Gascoigne are among the stars signed by The Skrill South side.

The trio will also link up with the likes of Deigo Maradona, Gary Lineker and Johan Cruyff who were signed earlier this summer. 

By now you are all probably confused as to how this could be true, right? 

Well, the global bookmakers Paddy Power have agreed a sponsorship deal with the non-league outfit that saw the Farnborough squad and their entire coaching staff legally change their names to match legendary footballers in their respective positions.

For example, goalkeeper Kevin Scriven will now be known as iconic England 'keeper Gordon Banks, and Spencer Day, the club's manager, will adopt Mourinho's identity. 

"At the start of the season, it looked touch and go whether we'd even start the season, but now we have got by far the greatest team the world has ever seen," said Farnborough's very own Special One.

The deal will see the Irish bookmakers become the head sponsors of the club - including kit branding and stadium sponsorship with Cherrywood Road to be renamed Paddy Power Park.

 

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