German fans want Grigg

Will Grigg
Will Grigg

Supporters of a German Bundesliga side have launched a petition to sign Latics star Will Grigg.

The Northern Ireland international 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 Wigan fan Sean Kennedy from Gala’s 1997 hit Freed From Desire.

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

“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”.