That’s not going to work on Merseyside
The tabloid rumour mill is today linking Liverpool with a January swoop for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman’s only previous mention on OTP came last month when he celebrated his goal against Deportivo La Coruna by jumping into a car parked up behind the goal.
If the 19-year-old does make the reported £7 million move to Anfield then things are going to have to change. Big time.
Firstly, as we pointed out at the time of his motoring goal celebration, no self-respecting Premier League player would be seen dead in a SEAT, let alone willingly jump into one for some goalscoring frivolity. He would be laughed out of the Liverpool dressing room if he pulled that stunt in the Prem and there would not be too many players queuing up to be his passenger.
Secondly, the goal against Deportivo La Coruna came in the 70th minute of the match. Any car left for that length of time in the vicinity of Anfield would have had its tyres removed and be sitting on bricks by the time an elated Griezmann returned to it.
Thirdly, no matter how much Jay Spearing reassures Griezmann that he will keep an eye on the car for Griezmann while he is at the match, he will just pocket the fiver and the car will probably be burnt out (quite possibly by Spearing).
It looks like Griezmann might have chosen the Reds for his next big payday. You can choose between the reds and the blacks at the Prestige Casino for yours.