NEWPORT County AFC have announced a last minute signing on transfer deadline day – by tweeting a video of their new player in Grand Theft Auto 5.
The League Two side announced the signing of Nicky Maynard on a loan deal from Mansfield Town last night by tweeting the brilliant video.
Newport tweeted about the new signing last night, saying: “New player loaded….”
The video they posted alongside the announcement shows Grand Theft Auto 5 character Michael sitting by his poolside.
Michael then gets up from his poolside lounge chair and makes his way into his mansion.
The character then pulls out his phone and then changes character to striker Nicky Maynard.
The camera then zooms out from the mansion and moves across the fictional city of Los Santos before changing to a birds eye view of Newport Stadium, Rodney Parade.
The camera then shows Maynard sitting in the changing room at the stadium wearing a Newport strip, smiling at the camera.
The video has attracted more than 150,000 views since being posted last night.
Newport’s Twitter account has been inundated with fans praising the transfer announcement and how they did it.
@liam5jones wrote: “Best announcement of the window.”
@stevergoodall said: “I’m quite an old fart compared with some contributors but I agree with the younger element. Slick way to announce it.”
@goatmour_billy posted: “Yooo this is a sick announcement video.”
@Youssef60979119 commented: “This admin needs a f****** raise what an announcement this is ELITE.”
@_matthewclark01 tweeted: “No idea who he is but that was brilliant.”