Hamburg fans want Grigg

The fans of Bundesliga side Hamburg have started a petition to convince club's leadership to sign Northern Ireland striker and cult hero Will Grigg.

The 24-year-old's rise to fame during the European Championship is not the traditional story of a young footballer coming into form and showing off what he can do because he actually didn't a single minute for Michael O'Neill's team at the tournament.

Instead Grigg became a massive crowd favourite because of the song the fans of his club side Wigan sing when he is playing, 'Will Grigg's On Fire' which is sung to the tune of 1990s song 'Freed from Desire'.

Despite his lack of game time in France, the Ulsterman has been linked with moves to Celtic, Hull and Nottingham Forest during Euro 2016 and now Hamburg supporters have urged their hierarchy to pursue Grigg.

"Will Grigg's market value is at 1.5m euro according to," the petition stated.

"The deadly striker could fill a well-known sporting gap, and moreover enjoys an international reputation and would probably generate several times the fee in merchandise. Let alone the atmosphere in the stadium."

Grigg scored 24 goals in 40 appearances for the Latics last season as they topped the table to earn promotion to the Championship.