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Burnley’s Generation Game themed unveiling of Nathan Tella has fans in stitches

‘The greatest announcement in football HISTORY’: Burnley’s hilarious unveiling of Nathan Tella – featuring a spoof of Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game – has fans in stitches as his loan from Southampton is confirmed

  • Burnley have loaned 23-year-old midfielder Nathan Tella from Southampton 
  • The Clarets announced the move with a Generation Game parody video
  • Fans were loving the announcement on Twitter, with one calling it ‘incredible’

Fans have been left in stitches after Burnley‘s ingenious announcement video for new signing Nathan Tella.

The 23-year-old has joined the Clarets on loan from Southampton, and was announced in a video posted on Twitter that parodied Bruce Forsyth‘s Generation Game.

In the final few seconds of the video, the narrator says ‘Some tasty paella… and Burnley’s new signing Nathan Tella,’ as the midfielder is revealed lying down on a sofa on the famous conveyor belt.

Burnley parodied the Generation Game in their unveiling of new signing Nathan Tella

Burnley parodied the Generation Game in their unveiling of new signing Nathan Tella 

The video featured an old clip of the show with Tella appearing on a sofa at the end

The video featured an old clip of the show with Tella appearing on a sofa at the end

One fan called it ‘The greatest announcement ever’, while another hailed the ‘most valuable 48 seconds of my life.  

‘I now have what I need to embark on a journey into space in search for new life on a habitable planet.’

YouTuber WillNE also shared his love for the unique unveiling, tweeting ‘absolutely incredible work.’

The 23-year-old midfielder has played 33 Premier League games across the past two seasons

The 23-year-old midfielder has played 33 Premier League games across the past two seasons

Burnley fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the announcement

There were some who felt the video complicated things, though, as one supporter commented: ‘I’m still non the wiser who they have signed.’

Aside from the fanfare around his announcement, Tellla could prove a valuable signing for Burnley as they gun for a return to the Premier League.

He has been a rotation player for Southampton in the past couple of years, but still racked up 33 Premier League appearances.

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