‘This is just ridiculous…’ – These fans react to the latest Salford City transfer speculation

Salford City are ‘offering £5000’ a week towards Will Griggs wages in a bid to sign him on loan this month as reported by the Shields Gazette.

The League Two outfit are currently thirteenth in the table nine points from the playoffs. However, they have already been busy strengthening this window, signing striker Tom Elliott from Millwall and former Lincoln City pair Michael O’Connor and Bruno Andrade. Reports emerged over the weekend the big-spending Ammies were not finished and are now ready to end Will Griggs Sunderland nightmare, in a move that would undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows.

Grigg has scored only eight goals in forty-eight appearances across all competitions since his big-money move from Wigan Athletic last January and it now appears his unhappy time on Wearside might be coming to an end.

Despite relatively low attendances, Salford are backed financially by the famous Manchester United ‘Class of 92’ and millionaire businessman Peter Lim. While their rapid rise through the leagues has been portrayed as a fairytale by elements of the media, their ability and willingness to spend money has made them somewhat unpopular amongst many football supporters.


This bad feeling was apparent when fans took to social media to react to the speculation and while it was fair to say many Sunderland fans would welcome the deal, fans of other club’s were not happy, criticising Salford and their owners for trying to buy promotion

Here is a selection of responses to the rumours on Twitter.



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