Arsenal drew criticism for their lack of activity in the transfer window, as they were unable to move sign a star striker despite being linked to Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani.
The Gunners appeared to come away with a surprise £34m signing of star youngster Rex Secco, however, it has since been proven that the ‘signing’ was indeed a hoax.
Secco’s signing would have fallen just below the £36m that Manchester United paid for Anthony Martial, which broke the record for a transfer fee for a teenager.
The hoax is believed by some to be a jab at Arsenal for their passive transfer window activity, as they only made one signing in goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Here is a tweet from a joke account titled “Football Jokes.”
Arsenal is said to be in the final stages of securing a deal for 16 year old Rex Secco, for a fee believed to be £34m pic.twitter.com/GF6CEQLRkH
— Football Jokes (@LaughingFooty) September 6, 2015