Most creative and bizarre football transfer announcements

As Manchester United recently posted an elaborate video to announce the signing of new forward Alexis Sanchez, we take a look at some of the most creative announcements made in the recent past.

Published : Jan 23, 2018 16:19 IST

Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

Manchester United pulled off a major coup in the ongoing January transfer window when it managed to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

And as has been the trend of late, the Old Trafford outfit's marketing department wanted to capture the excitement of signing Sanchez by making an elaborate announcement through its social media platforms.

Reports floated around on Monday that an official confirmation of the transfer will be held up since the club was working on a video to go with it.

When the United official Twitter posted a video of Alexis Sanchez playing a rendition of 'Glory, Glory.. Man Utd..' on the piano, social media went abuzz with delirium.

This is not the first time the English outfit has made an over the top video for a transfer announcement. When the 20-time league winner smashed the world record for transfer fee to sign former academy player Paul Pogba, it paired him up with pop artist Stormzy in a music video of the rapper's latest number.


Let's take a look at other creative Twitter announcements done by football clubs in recent times.

Free agent John Terry was snapped by Aston Villa in the 2017 transfer window after his 22-year spell with Premier League champion Chelsea. The club announced the signing by recreating a Whatsapp group conversation where the club owner and manager Steve Bruce proceed to add the new acquisiton.

Sevilla posted a video on Twitter of Jesus Navas becoming the victim of a faked 'kidnap', bundled into the back of a car with a bag over his head before being driven to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.


A manager-less Crystal Palace posted a video in summer 2017, where a local restaurant emitted white smoke which indicated that a new 'Pope' has been elected. It announced the signing of Frank de Boer as its new manager. He was sacked after four games in charge.

Everton's unveiled January signing Theo Walcott's new home by making a tour video of Goodison Park.

Liverpool made new signing Mohammad Salah go through tweets of its supporters asking for the announcement of his imminent transfer before announcing it himself.


Southampton Twitter took the mickey out of all those posts with an exaggerated announcement for a one-year contract extension of Stuart Taylor.

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