We are pleased to confirm that in-demand right-back Ollie Turton has penned an initial two-year-deal at Blackpool, with the option of a further third year.
The versatile 24-year old defender becomes Gary Bowyer’s third signing of the summer, and will officially join the club on 1 July following the expiry of his contract with Crewe Alexandra.
“He’s a player who always gives everything for his teammates and this move is his deserved reward for countless years of hard work at Crewe.” Max Hassell – Sidekick Management
A product of the youth academy at Gresty Road, Turton made his professional debut for the Railwaymen in 2011 and has since gone on to establish himself as a key fixture in the side, making more than 180 appearances for the club.
He featured 50 times in Crewe colours last season and found the net against Blackpool in a 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road back in February.
“I’m delighted to get it all done and dusted. Looking at how well Blackpool did last season getting promoted and from speaking to the manager on the phone, he said there’s so much ambition and it made it an easy decision in the end,” Turton said.
“I was in League Two last year and I felt I had a good season, I just felt like I was ready for a challenge again. This was the perfect opportunity.
“I’m going to have to work hard to get myself into the team and hopefully do well.”
Ollie’s agent, Max Hassell, had this to say: “I am delighted for Ollie who is one of the nicest lads you’ll ever meet in the game. He’s a player who always gives everything for his teammates and this move is his deserved reward for countless years of hard work at Crewe. I am delighted he is back in League One where he can once again prove himself as one of the best right-backs in the division, and hopefully now kick on again.”