When looking back at the strangest Premier League signings over the last five years or so, Jordan Hugill’s arrival at West Ham United has to be up there.
The Hammers paid a reported £10m to sign the forward from Preston North End in the final hours of the 2018 January transfer window.
The 6 ft ace managed seven goals for Boro last term but is due back at West Ham this summer and will likely be hoping to battle for a first-team spot.
It was actually the striker’s 27th birthday on Tuesday, which led to a message from West Ham’s Twitter account.
Former Wigan & Fulham man, Jimmy Bullard recently showed that he’s still got it! Check out the video below…
As expected, the club’s fans filled the response section and many took the chance to poke fun at Hugill due to his limited action, in addition to that infamous bubbles video.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Let him play with all the bubbles
— jack crouch (@crouchy2015) June 4, 2019
Happy birthday you bubbles legend
— San Pellegrini ™ (@ffsWestHamUtd) June 4, 2019
Absolute legend, brooking, Moore, bonds, hugahill
— mark knowles (@we5thamutd1976) June 4, 2019
— Billy Bamber (@billy_bamber_95) June 4, 2019
What a legend
— ankkah (@real_bonerpizza) June 4, 2019
— COYI (@WhufcLdn) June 4, 2019
Best signing ever
— Peter (@blunders1985) June 4, 2019
Give him a chance – cult hero already, this generation’s Carlton Cole
— Harry G James? (@jth100000) June 4, 2019