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 By Chris Wright

Oldham defender Ryan McLaughlin fools Twitter over Barcelona transfer

Not exactly in keeping with the high-profile transfer activity usually associated with Barcelona, many quizzical eyebrows were raised when the Catalan giants appeared to sign a former Oldham Athletic defender on Sunday.

Sure enough, 22-year-old full-back Ryan McLaughlin posted a photo of himself on Twitter holding his new Barca shirt aloft and heralding an exciting "new chapter" in his professional career.

Of course, the tweet was just a practical joke -- McLaughlin was on holiday and simply purchased a replica jersey from the Barca club shop -- but that didn't stop several people from falling for it hook, line and sinker.

McLaughlin came through the academy at Liverpool but left without making a single competitive appearance for the club.

He is currently a free agent after leaving Oldham at the end of last season -- assuming Barca haven't actually gone ahead and taken up the option to sign him.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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