The Babelcopter is this writer's personal favourite silly season memory. The absurdity of Ryan Babel supposedly being choppered into the capitol to close a last minute deal with an unspecified London club was a delightful example of just how nonsensical transfer deadline day can get. Whether there was ever any truth to the tale remains unknown, but that is beside the point.
That was deadline day, though, and deadline day is supposed to be a chaotic mishmash of lies and rumours. In recent years, however, this sort of tomfoolery seems to extend further and further into the transfer window. Even if it never gets Alan Irwin's ear buggered on live telly stupid, there is still just an obscene amount of rumour mongering, hearsay and outright lies that takes place over the course of the transfer window, and now even before that has opened.
Agents are usually never far away when rumours start swirling, either releasing strategic comments to help their clients improve their contracts, or attempting to legitimately move them on to collect that sweet agent fee upon a completed a transfer.
When nobody is asking you questions and you don't really have anything concrete to say, however, there is always the cheeky social media insinuation. The most recent example comes courtesy of Ramy Abbas Issa, agent to Liverpool target Mohamed Salah. On Tuesday, he dropped a photo on Twitter of his boarding ticket on a flight to London, before following Liverpool's official site on both Twitter and Instagram.
Naturally, this draws attention, particularly with Salah and the Reds having prior history. It still doesn't hint at an answer to whether this means a deal is in the works, or if Issa is merely trolling the Anfield faithful. What is absolutely unquestionable, however, is that this won't be the last piece of social media transfer silliness we're exposed to this summer. Buckle up.