Hamburg fans start petition to sign Will Grigg

Northern Ireland's Will Grigg.Northern Ireland's Will Grigg.
Northern Ireland's Will Grigg.
Supporters of Bundesliga side Hamburg have started a petition to urge the club to sign Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg.

The Wigan striker has become an unlikely star at Euro 2016, despite not playing a single minute of his country’s four games, thanks to the song ‘Will Grigg’s On Fire’, adapted by a Latics fan from Gala’s 1997 hit Freed From Desire.

The petition, posted on, had attracted more than 5,500 signatures by Thursday morning.

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“After several proposals on social networks we start herewith a petition to direct the attention of HSV (Hamburg) to a transfer of the Northern Ireland international Will Grigg,” the petition said.

The petition said Grigg had a market value of 1.5 million euros (£1.23m) and would probably “bring in that much several times over in merchandising”.

The 24-year-old scored 25 goals in Sky Bet League One last season.

Hamburg finished the season in 10th place in the Bundesliga.