Football Signing Leaked After Female Fan Comes Across Him On Tinder
A footballer has been found on dating app Tinder with his new club in his bio - before being officially announced.
The player in question is UIC midfielder Jesus Perez who looks to have made a move to Irish side Dundalk.
However, the club haven't officially announced this, but a female fan has found him on Tinder with 'Footballer for Dundalk FC' in his bio.
Welcome to Dundalk pic.twitter.com/ykXJEaBx2R
- Out Of Context League Of Ireland (@OutOfContextLOI) January 7, 2020
It's certainly a unique way to find out about your club's newest January signing.
Perez's bio lists his name as 'Chino', but fans on Twitter have used their sleuthing skills to identify him.
One user found a Facebook post from his mother Veronica that reads,
"Bittersweet moment as we gather this morning to wish my son the best of luck as he heads off to Ireland today to try out for Dundalk FC soccer team! Family support is the best! Enjoy the ride my boy!!"
Boys am I a detective or what :joy::black_large_square::white_large_square: #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld pic.twitter.com/KGetuqOYB9
- Adam:flag_ie::black_large_square::white_large_square: (@AdamKel64589343) January 7, 2020
Twitter have reacted to the investigation and think it is brilliant from all involved.
A new Dundalk signing leaked because a female fan came across him on Tinder before the club announced it. I don't care what any of you say, the League of Ireland is the greatest sporting competition on earth. Truly the #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld https://t.co/O9npfrOMYy
- Gary Ó Nualláin (@GazzaONuallain) January 7, 2020
Dundalk hadn't yet announced it, but gave the scoop away on his tinder. :joy::clap: https://t.co/hTHcptZgfV
- Lauren Guilfoyle (@LaurenGuilfoyle) January 8, 2020
If we do sign your man and Dundalk don't announce it by doing a bit where they match with him on tinder I'm defecting
- Davy (@JamieMacThings) January 7, 2020
Dundalk may have picked up a handy midfielder, with the 22-year-old netting 6 goals and registering 8 assists at collegiate level.
He's also been named as an All-American by United Soccer Coaches, meaning he's one of the best amateurs in the country.
But he'll already be a fan favourite before he kicks a ball following the online dating discovery.
You have to think that this will somehow work into some kind of elaborate transfer announcement in the future and if it's not, it'll surely go down as a missed opportunity.