Gab & Juls Meet: ESPN writers discuss soccer with the game's most influential people

Sami Khedira discusses the 'two Cristiano Ronaldos' (2:05)

Former Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira talks about working with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid and Juventus. (2:05)

"Gab & Juls Meet" is the latest podcast from the ESPN FC family, in which Gabriele Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by the game's most influential people for in-depth conversations about the state of the sport and their impact upon it.

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March 1, 2022: Sami Khedira

The former Germany and Real Madrid midfielder discusses a broad range of topics, including playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, winning the World Cup and Champions League and the challenge of rehabbing after injury.

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Jan. 11, 2022: Gael Clichy


Clichy: Arsenal didn't want me to stay at any cost

Gael Clichy tells Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens about his decision to leave Arsenal for Manchester City in 2011.

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and France left-back discusses his career, which saw him play for Arsenal's "Invincibles," win four league titles with three teams in two countries and represent France at major tournaments.

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Dec. 21, 2021: Giovanni Branchini


Why Cristiano Ronaldo nearly didn't sign for Manchester United

Football agent Giovanni Branchini explains on Gab & Juls Meets why he suggested to Cristiano Ronaldo's agent that he should sign for Manchester United.

The Italian agent discusses his career in football, including his roles in bringing Ronaldo from Brazil to Europe, Cristiano Ronaldo's original move to Manchester United and convincing Pep Guardiola to join Bayern Munich.

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Dec. 7, 2021: Victor Montagliani


FIFA vice president: Super leagues can be a 'great idea'

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens meet FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani to discuss the prospect of future cross-league competitions.

The CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president discusses his rise in soccer administration, Arsene Wenger's ambitious plans for international football, Super League proposals and how Alphonso Davies was discovered.

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