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Tweets of the Week: Harry Maguire, Freddos, and nutmegs

The best and funniest tweets from Football Twitter this week, featuring Harry Maguire’s record-breaking transfer, why Freddos are important to understanding the deal, and a severe case of the nutmegs.

It wasn’t that long ago that most football clubs’ transfer budgets would be lucky to go into the tens of millions. There might have been a few big transfers across a summer, but now we get huge deals done in consecutive days.

Arsenal commit £72m for a relatively unproven winger, while Manchester United go and spend £85m on the second coming of Terry Butcher. And then Sheffield United went and broke their transfer record for the fourth time in the one window. Sheffield!

The game’s gone.

Harry Maguire’s £85m move to Manchester United is such a landmark moment, it deserves to be recognised nationally. 

If you’re struggling to understand the economics behind the transfer, this should clear things up. 

https://twitter.com/ManUnitedTalk/status/1157295647093153793?s=20

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s own record signing Nicolas Pepe is already showing up his teammates in training. 

While everyone else is splashing the cash, the rest of us are here like:

We are currently in a golden age of official club statements. Long may it continue.

How the English media works, in one tweet:

When the teacher looks over at your desk to make sure you’re doing the work:

Pedro is the definition of a footballer who plays as if he knows his girlfriend is watching. 

Reminder that you do NOT want to mess with Thomas Gravesen. 

And finally, time to remember the late Bobby Robson, football’s grandfather figure. 

Analysis: Why Pepe to Arsenal is a Big Gamble

See Also: “Slabhead has arrived” – How Twitter reacted to Harry Maguire’s mega move to Man United

This weeks Football Twitter round-up is brought to you in association with our friends at Carling, who’ve just launched a superb new inter lockable glass that allows you to carry four pints easily. Now if that’s not an innovation we can all get behind, we don’t know what is!