Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg has been an absolute sensation at Euro 2016, without kicking a ball in anger, thanks to the terrace anthem ‘Will Grigg’s On Fire’.
Of course the 24 year old was sensational during the 2015/16 season scoring 28 goals for the Latics as we blazoned our way to the League One title and an immediate return to the Championship, the reasons for him not getting a run out at Euro’s are varied – and perhaps valid considering Northern Ireland’s style of play – but there is no doubting that he was his country’s in form goalscorer and with a little more of a positive approach from boss Michael O’Neill he certainly would have brought a threat in the game that saw them lose to Wales and ultimately end up exiting the competition at the knockout stage.
A host of clubs have been linked with a move for Grigg, Celtic, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest all reportedly considered making a bid at one point or another, possibly just media hype but Grigg is certainly in the spotlight. The latest club eyeing up the Latics number 9, or at least the clubs fans, is Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.
The German club’s supporters have launched a petition, which has over 5,000 signatures, urging their board to sign Grigg claiming that – ”Grigg has a market value of £1.2m. The striker enjoys an international reputation and would probably pay for himself several times over through merchandising.”
Will Grigg is potentially the Latics’ biggest asset at the moment and – despite what Michael O’Neill may think – the Latics fans know his true value to the club will be continuing his goalscoring feats in a blue and white striped Kappa shirt next season.
Grigg himself said that he was ”massively disappointed” not to have played any part in the tournament and that he is feeling a ”bit awkward” by all the attention over the song.
Will Grigg is a Wigan Athletic player, that will stay the case and hopefully he will pick up where he left off when the new season gets underway on the 6th August.
Just a reminder of how good our Will is: