Antoine Griezmann's brother Theo sent Manchester United fans into a frenzy with his tweets during their EFL Cup win, with several supporters taking it that the Atletico Madrid star's move to Old Trafford is done.
Theo Griezmann, who represents his brother after he dropped his agent last September, was avidly following the Red Devils' 3-2 triumph over Southampton in Sunday's final at Wembley, publicly broadcasting his support on Twitter.
They are the latest statements made by Theo in what many have viewed as overtures to United to make a bid to Atletico for his brother in the summer transfer window.
And the former made no attempt to hide his allegiance to the Red Devils and hence intensify talk of a transfer for Antoine Griezmann, as United took their tally of English titles to 42 to become the nation's most successful club.
LinnnnnGardddddddddd— Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) February 26, 2017
We're the famous Man united and we're going to Wembley— Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) February 26, 2017
Yesss ! pic.twitter.com/LDQO1Z2Bxx— Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) February 26, 2017
Man united fan since 14 years and you say for publicity ! Pfff pic.twitter.com/y6MVIa0T4U— Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) February 26, 2017
His statements were delivered with such conviction that several Manchester United fans were naturally convinced Antoine would swap Atletico for them in the summer.
@TheoGriezmann we're the famous Man United and we're signing Antoine Griezmann.— Ryan (@Mkhi_Assist) February 26, 2017
@TheoGriezmann True united fans convince their brothers to join united *hint* *hint*— Alex Chapman (@Red_Chappy) February 26, 2017
@TheoGriezmann just announce griezmann already ffs— Calvin (@CalvinLancel) February 26, 2017
Griezmann has oft been linked with a move to the Premier League following his performances for Atletico, with United reported to be leading the chase for the 25-year-old.
Los Rojiblancos coach Diego Simeone has already opened the door for a move to Manchester, saying he will not hold on to Griezmann against his will.