Tindal Street Press has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a book about an obsessive ex-professional footballer's relationship with Manchester United player Ryan Giggs.
Senior editor bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs by Rodge Glass from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates. Tindal Street plans to publish in April 2012.
Brown said: "This is an ambitious novel about football and family which voices a once-professional footballer’s destructive obsession with Manchester United and Ryan Giggs. The variety of writing and psychological insight is brilliant."
Glass won the Somerset Maugham prize for his biography of Alistair Gray and has had two novels previously published by Faber.