Southampton Hilariously Mock Transfer Announcement Videos With An Oscar-Worthy Masterpiece

They had some big news

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Football clubs now put as much thought into their banter-laden social media presence as they do in their starting line-ups – and the newest trend to emerge from football Twitter is the elaborately naff transfer announcement video.

You've probably seen them – attempts to build up cinematic narrative and drama around the signing of unremarkable holding midfielders, all inspired by Paul Pogba's arrival with Stormzy last season.

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Some clubs clearly haven't got their heart in it, and end up shooting miserable videos on the fly with their iPhones…

So when Southampton had some huge news to share (and it was huge: 36 year-old former Arsenal keeper Stuart Taylor had just signed a 1-year contract extension), the Saints decided to put the boot into other clubs elaborate efforts in the most hilarious way possible…

Other Oscar hopefuls shouldn't even bother.