Cambridge make ‘greatest transfer announcement yet’ with Guardiola and Ten Hag

Cambridge United made the biggest transfer announcement yet when they unveiled new loan signing Conor McGrandles with the help of Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta.

McGrandles, 27, joined the U's on loan until the end of the season from Charlton Athletic. And the League One side used a star-studded Tinder-themed video trailer to unveil the midfielder.

In the clip, McGrandles took out his phone to hop on the dating app and swiped left on the profiles of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola, and Manchester United incumbent Erik ten Hag.

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He then stopped and swiped right to match with Cambridge United's man in charge Mark Goodwin, indicating that the former Norwich City star turned down the advances from the Premier League bosses to join the U's.

And the creative clip prompted a fan to declare that McGrandles' transfer unveiling was among the best they've ever seen. They enthused on Twitter: "Ok this is one of the greatest transfer announcements yet."

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But Cambridge aren't the first side to incorporate Tinder into a transfer announcement. Yeovil Town used the dating app to announce the signing of Oscar Gobern in 2017, aided by Lionel Messi and Neymar whose profiles appeared in the montage.

And Premier League side Wolves arguably topped Cambridge's transfer video when they unveiled new signing Diego Costa with actual wolves.

The ex-Chelsea striker joined the Wanderers on loan last September and was given three wolves to hold when he arrived to announce the move, and he admitted he was petrified while doing the stunt when recalling the wild event.

Many clubs have tried and failed to make cool transfer announcements over the years. One of the worst attempts was from Manchester City when they introduced new signing Robinho in 2008.

But the announcement went horribly wrong when the forward expressed his delight at joining City's rivals Chelsea, before being corrected by a journalist and apologising for the blunder. Robinho may have to do another transfer announcement video soon as it's been reported that two Brazilian clubs are keen on signing him despite his nine-year sentence for rape.


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