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Blackpool After Seven Figures for Town Target Tilt
Sunday, 8th Jul 2018 15:14

Town are reported to have offered Blackpool £550,000 for central defender Curtis Tilt but with the Tangerines said to want £1 million for the 26-year-old.

The Blues were first mentioned in connection with a bid for Tilt late last month before reports of an offer resurfaced on Friday.

According to the Daily Mirror the Blues have tabled £550,000 but with the Tangerines hoping for an auction to push the fee up to seven figures.

Reading, QPR and Portsmouth are among the other clubs also believed to be eyeing the left-sided centre-half, who has a year left on his contract at Bloomfield Road.

Walsall-born Tilt played in non-league for Halesowen Town, Hednesford Town, AFC Telford Town, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers (loan) before joining Blackpool last summer.

He made 45 starts for the League One side in 2017/18, his first EFL campaign, scoring once and picking up three Seasiders’ player of the season gongs.

New Blues manager Paul Hurst, who is said to have been interested in Tilt since his time as Shrewsbury boss, is very much in the market for another central defender with Adam Webster having departed for Bristol City.

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Jimmy86 added 15:18 - Jul 8
Looks a good player and is left footed to complement a right footer. If we want him we'll stump up 1 million for him, as there are others interested

rfretwell added 15:21 - Jul 8
We dont ay s million for anyone. Its peanuts nowadays and we are Championship paupers. Cant wait for the day we become well off again.

muccletonjoe added 15:26 - Jul 8
If he is a decent player, and all reports suggest he is. Pay the the extra 450k , we still have 2.5m from Webster sale for other targets. Can't see how we can be taken seriously as a championship club if we are not prepared to stump up 1m for a player we need.

tractorboybig added 15:26 - Jul 8
let them keep him and move on

therein61 added 16:21 - Jul 8
He's a good player and worth the 7 figures if we are serious in our intent get it done!!.

jas0999 added 16:59 - Jul 8
The market is inflated and Evans st al have to adapt to it. After landing £4.5 M + this pre season, plus ten or so squad players moving on, then there should be ample funds to sign top replacements. If this PHs number one defensive target then get the deal done.

GTRKing added 17:39 - Jul 8
We have offered 550k in hoping that Blackpool will agree to it or somewhere close e.g 600k-750k etc..

Hurst will have other targets in mind even if Bart Leaves (Hope not) he will get a goalkeeper

Let Hurst do the transfer and wait till they happen ..

Ipswichbusiness added 17:55 - Jul 8
Blackpool will know:
1) we are desperate for centre-backs,
2) we have money (e.g. from the sale of Webster),
3) that there are other clubs interested in him.

True, the player has only a year left on his contract (when he can leave for free). Unfortunately, such is our desperation in this area that we can't wait. They will play it very hard.

TrickyTaricco added 18:27 - Jul 8
just bite the bullet and pay the money. its not a fortune these days!

gosblue added 21:42 - Jul 8
I’m sure Hurst knows how much he wants to pay for this guy. Something like £650k plus add-ons wouldn’t be too far from what they’re looking for and a very fair price for a mid-table league one defender. Blackpool have just got CB Paudie O’connor (20) on a season long loan from Leeds so they’re probably not desperate to hang on to him. If another club are prepared to pay silly money let them get in with it.

TonyHumesIpswich added 02:12 - Jul 9
I follow the view of jas0999. We have lost a number of players:


And brought in Chalobah and Roberts. We should have ample funds to bring in top replacements.

guentchev added 02:23 - Jul 9

The picture isn't that simple....I'd say only 11 of the players above were 1st team squad players. Plus we have a number of players (Bishop, Adeyemi, Huws) returning from injury, a few youngsters (Woolfenden, Cotter, Folami, Mckendry) ready to play first team football and Chabolah loaned from Chelsea and Roberts on a free. IMO we need only 5/6 signings to compensate for losses above...not the 15 that is being suggested.


We really don't have a lot of money to play around with. 1 million is a huge investment.


We aren't Championship paupers...there are clubs who pay less on wages than us.

mathiemagic added 08:29 - Jul 9
I am sure that 650k + a couple of incentives will seal the deal. Evans is a business man and knows that the first bid wont be accepted. All part of the game. Doubt he would even have got into a bidding war if he did not have and/or want to release the extra funds to make the deal happen. As far as I am concerned if Hurst thinks he is good enough then "In Hurst We Trust" as the new saying goes !.

JewellintheTown added 09:47 - Jul 9
Give 'em the seven figures they're asking for.
They can have Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey. Wait, Dopey left four games before the end of last season and took Happy with him.
We've got five for them.

juniorblue added 10:06 - Jul 9
Really sorry didn't mean to down your comment (butter fingers on mobile phone!). It won't let me change it now.
I agree that we need to show intent by upping our offer if PH wants this player.

Radlett_blue added 10:59 - Jul 9
Tilt will have to be the Pinball Wizard to be worth over £1m.

martin587 added 11:04 - Jul 9
I have a great deal of faith in Paul and his team with all the dealings that I hope will be happening over the next few weeks,but I am concerned about the experience within the squad. I'm all for having young players within the team but you must also have experienced players and a strong captain to whom the youngsters can look to.
Paul I hope must be aware of this so we just have to believe in his judgement.If Tilt is the right sort of player Paul wants I'm sure Mr.Evans will see the deal through,or I hope he does.Just one thing that concerns me is the Bart situation.If he werento go we do need a good replacement.

JimInGreensboro added 15:44 - Jul 9
I've seen fewer empty seats at Yoko Ono concert.

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