With today’s announcement of Zlatan Ibrahimović to LA Galaxy along with the help of a bemused lion, Marathonbet have decided to pick our top five transfer announcement videos.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 23, 2018
1. Paul Pogba – Man Utd
The world waited for Paul Pogba to be announced and Man Utd delivered with the help of Adidas. The German sports brand yet again showed why they’re the kings of social media.
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) August 8, 2016
2. Oscar Gobern – Yeovil Town
At the other end of the footballing spectrum, with a speck of the budget Man Utd possess but just as enjoyable was plucky Yeovil Town. The League Two club have fast become renowned for their clever and creative ways of announcing players using FIFA, Snapchat and Tinder – hard pressed to pick one. we went with the latter…
— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) December 1, 2017
3. Samuel Eto’o – Atiker Konyaspor
Many clubs have seen success in piggy-backing off current trends. Turkish side Konyaspor did just that when they managed to land a massive coup in signing double Champions League winner Eto’o, by cleverly playing on the famous intro of popular TV series Game of Thrones. GoT fans will have enjoyed this more than others…
🌪Samuel Stormborn of the House Eto'o
🥇First of His Name
👑King of the Forwards
⛓Breaker of Chains
🦅Father of Eagles pic.twitter.com/4aWXrRu5zQ
— Atiker Konyaspor (@konyaspor) January 31, 2018
4. Stuart Taylor – Southampton
The Saints announced the contract extension of their third-string goalkeeper last summer and won Twitter in the process. In a tongue-in-cheek attempt to dig out most clubs’ Hollywood-esque announcement videos, Southampton had the world of social media in stitches as a result.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 13, 2017
5. Peter Hartley – Motherwell
Another amusing dig at the rising trend and obsession in announcement videos saw Scottish club Motherwell fire a rather humorous shot Man Utd’s way. Days after the announcement of Alexis Sanchez, Motherwell replied with a parody attempt of unveiling ex-Blackpool and Plymouth defender Peter Hartley.
— Motherwell FC (@MotherwellFC) January 23, 2018