Town Again Linked With Tilt Bid Friday, 6th Jul 2018 17:12
Town are again reported to have made an offer for Blackpool central defender Curtis Tilt.
The Blues were previously said to have made a bid for the 26-year-old a fortnight ago and now Sky Sports are reporting what’s presumably a renewed approach.
At the time of the first link, Town were said to be hoping to steal a march on a number of other clubs also keen on Tilt, including Reading, QPR and Portsmouth.
Walsall-born Tilt played in non-league for Halesowen Town, Hednesford Town, AFC Telford Town, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers (loan) before joining the Tangerines last summer. He made 45 starts for the League One side in 2017/18, scoring once.
Another senior centre-half is very much on Paul Hurst’s summer wish-list with Adam Webster having departed for Bristol City and Tilt would appear to be very much the favourite to replace the former Pompey man in the Blues' backline.
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I believe that this is a deal, that if we are in fact interested, will get done. This summer has given me a renewed sense of optimism is ME, and I’ve already been impressed with Paul Hurst. Very excited for the future under the new regime.
I believe there is every chance he could be a quicker, stronger Webster. Won players, fans and media player of the season at Blackpool. Left footed. Reads the game superbly. Would be a great partner for Chambers. Tilt looks like what Bramble was supposed to be, minus the errors. Would happily pay £1m for him which is what Blackpool seemingly want. Please get this done!
Seems like the new regime is getting Marcus focussed on what needs doing on and off the field(filling in the link from fitness coach to physio's which has not happened before but had been requested has to be a good thing for a start) it would appear our owner now has enthusiasm for the cause instead of falling asleep during previous boring monologues on the phone.
Very good player and would be a good addition. One of two new CBS we need this Summer in my opinion. At one point we had Berra, Smith, Webster and Chambers. Now, only Chambers as the only recognised senior CB.
Yes. Either Tilt or bring Matt Clarke back. Both would cost the same-ish and am convinced both would double in value overnight in the Championship. No brainer....if they want to come f course. Go to it PH/ME
Going by the clip: good pace, composed in possession, decent touch, strong & mobile: it looks like Hurst is targeting players who have a non-league background as it has been very successful process for him at Grimsby & Shrewsbury: if he signs looks a good addition
I'd imagine we'll probably end up meeting them half way at around the £750k mark if Hurst thinks he's worth it. The clock is ticking so hopefully we can start getting these lads signed up and bedded in before August.