Nicolas Otamendi has joined Marcos Rojo in helping the rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United grow by getting fans excited on social media.
On more than one occasion, Rojo has responded to Man United fans on Twitter asking him to convince Otamendi to move to Old Trafford.
This time, Otamendi sent out a picture of him smiling alongside Argentinian team-mate and Man United winger Angel di Maria.
It doesn’t take much to get the tongues of fans wagging in transfer season, let alone after one of their primary transfer targets is pictured with a United a player.
Con el mi amigo fide truqueando y tomando unos buenos mates ✌?️??⚽️ pic.twitter.com/oZove7yhA4
— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) June 17, 2015
Is it simply a harmless photo from Otamendi? Potentially, but it’d be foolish to assume that as fact. After all, what was Otamendi thinking?
“You know what I should do to calm down these rumours linking me to Manchester United? I’ll post a picture of me alongside Angel di Maria. That ought to put it to bed.”
Hardly. As we’ve said plenty of times before, footballers are socially savvy and fully aware of what the ripple effect which can happen from something which seems as harmless as a photo.