On Saturday, Saul Niguez revealed on Twitter that he would be announcing his new club in three days.
Surely he wasn’t talking about joining a new club?
However, many Manchester United fans were soon convinced that Niguez was about to sign for them.
They noticed that Niguez started following Man Utd players on Instagram – of course, a blatant sign that a player is about to sign for that club in the modern-day.
Then, club legend Rio Ferdinand poured fuel onto the fire by retweeting Niguez’s cryptic tweet with the eyes emoji.
But on Wednesday morning, the midfielder put every out of their misery.
He revealed that his ‘new club’ Club Costa City. Saul and his brother, Aaron, have founded a new club in his hometown of Elche and have started an academy for players aged 4-18 years old.
The club will bring together over 30 teams and more than 500 players of all age groups in the city in the hope “to develop people that can become professional footballers.”
He had United fans on strings the whole time.
Some had even made YouTube compilation videos welcoming him to United – and there will be plenty of supporters deleting tweets claiming that he was coming.
Let’s spare a thought for all of those for fell for this elaborate publicity stunt.
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