Bundesliga supporters in bizarre petition to sign 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 has already attracted more than 6,500 signatures.

"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 €1.5m (£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.

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