Though Michy Batshuayi may have put pen to paper for Crystal Palace in the small hours of this morning, the world stayed awake to see him sign and took to social media to react as the Belgian become an Eagle just after midnight as the transfer window shut.
As the official Crystal Palace Twitter account built up the tension before breaking the news...
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... pic.twitter.com/jGZCb61vV8— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 1, 2019
... the 25-year-old help to make the reveal with a slightly less cryptic announcement...
🔵🔴🦅— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 1, 2019
And once the news had broken, fans, the player himself and chairmen alike all expressed their excitement.
Nighty nighty boss 👋🏾😆— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 1, 2019
🙌🏾 cant wait fam— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 1, 2019
and dear @CPFC fans : I. CANT. WAIT. 🔥— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 1, 2019
For one popular Palace blogger, excitement felt more like relief as, having been following the Eagles' activity all day, it could finally be time for bed...
00:23 update:— HLTCO (@HLTCO) February 1, 2019
• There it is
• Now, I sleephttps://t.co/ttFbPWPzXs
Another relieved man last night will have been Sky Sports' Michael Bridge who, in the summer, was the rather unfortunate recipient of a faceful of water following Patrick van Aanholt soaking the reporter who stood by a troubling puddle of water.
We're pleased to say that this year, despite the threats, Bridge stayed safe.
No! You stay in the warm 😂😂😂 https://t.co/FPOVz7CiCC— Michael Bridge (@MichaelBridge_) January 31, 2019
Finally, filling the late hours spent awaiting news, some fans took to Twitter with a rather wry approach to proceedings.
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