Huawei’s new advert with Antoine Griezmann serves as a massive tease for Manchester United fans after the Frenchman hung up a phone call from an unknown party named Jose.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out the link to Jose Mourinho and it immediately will take fans back to last summer when Adidas went all in on their campaign with Pau Pogba to Man United. It very much looks like the same thing is going to happen with Griezmann.
Here is the video. Skip to 1m 04s for the part in discussion.
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) May 31, 2017
For me, this is the biggest indicator yet that Griezmann to Man United is not only done but has been in the pipeline for months. Advertisements like this don’t just pop up overnight, they take a lot of planning and for it to be dropped in to be so subtle? It’s a perfect marketing ploy to get tongues wagging.
Is this what big transfers are these days? Opportunities for brands to milk the insatiable desire fans have for news and updates in order to flog their products? It’s exactly that, and this is absolutely no coincidence in the Griezmann advert.