The glass is either half full or half empty, depending on your outlook on life – and in the same respect, you are either loving the way Premier League clubs are unveiling their latest transfers, or squirming to the point where you can’t even watch the whole video.
Here at Le Buzz, we’re enjoying the almost daily efforts of clubs trying to out-cringe one another, and though we’re watching it through our fingers at times, we’re desperate to know what’s around the corner.
Clubs are now embracing the countless ‘ANNOUNCE PLAYER’ tweets they receive in their replies, and have stepped up their social media game – teasing supporters before the big reveal a tweet later.
Rule No. 1 – If you’ve mentioned the player in your first tweet, you haven’t done it right.
We present the best, or worst, (mostly) Premier League unveilings of 2017…
Antonio Rudiger to Chelsea – how many Oscars for this effort?
John Terry to Villa – Dr is typing…
Mohamed Salah to Liverpool – Hiya
Joe Hart to West Ham – Joining the ‘family’
Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal – Guess who
Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal – The hidden word
Stuart Taylor stays at Southampton – Are we doing this right?
Joshua Tymon to Stoke – The Potters’ plea… to themselves
Benjamin Mendy to Man City – Calm down, LOL
Roque Mesa to Swansea – English lessons
Everton’s long teases
Inc. Michael Keane
And Davy Klaassen
AWAY FROM THE PREMIER LEAGUE
It’s difficult to top this effort from Roma, who used FIFA 17 to unveil the signing of Lorenzo Pellegrini…
While Yeovil Town used Snapchat’s latest maps feature to show off new man Jake Gray…
And Brentford urged a fan to get the beers in.
Of course this is not the first season clubs have aimed to do some different on social media.
Manchester United announced the signing of Paul Pogba with a little help from Stormzy last year…
While away from the Premier League, Vancouver Whitecaps used Pokemon GO-style approach to announce their captures last year…