Technology is constantly moving at staggering rates, but who would of thought that we are at the stage now where transfers could be agreed in principle over Snapchat?
Aleksandar Mitrovic was on the move on deadline day and had the choice of five clubs to join including Anderlecht, Fulham, Middlesbrough, AC Milan and Bordeaux, but things didn’t pan out in the conventional way.
The Newcastle forward had only scored one goal for his side in six appearances this season before the Toon army sanctioned a loan move away on deadline day.
Mitrovic flew to Brussels to complete a move back to his former club, Anderlecht, but the deal fell through due to the Belgian side not having enough money available to sanction any potential deal.
And so, with only hours left to spare as the 23-year-old was waiting to finalise a loan move to Middlesbrough instead, he opened his Snapchat and came across Slaviša Jokanović, according to The Times.
The Serbian sent a message to the Fulham boss after already previously telling him he was off to Anderlecht and to go find a new striker.
“How are you?”
Jokanović jokingly replied to Mitrovic by saying that he was waiting for him and his move Anderlecht to break down, which sparked the loan deal that took the Serb to West London.
Mirtovic replied “It’s your lucky day”
“The deal is broken”
And not long after, Mitrovic was unveiled as Fulham’s new number 32.
So could the days of footballer’s turning up unannounced at a football clubs’ stadiums be over? Like when Peter Odemwingie turned up at QPR.
The future of football transfers seems to be moving as fast as technology, so who knows, in the future players could be drumming up interest on Twitter.