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Seeing how they are indeed one of the clubs to have been lucky enough to participate in the upper tiers of English football, both the Championship and the Premier League included, it doesn’t surprise that Blackpool do have a couple of fairly impressive transfers on their books.
But still, it’s been around ten years since they last managed to break their transfer record and bring in a big-money signing. Still, the season of 2010/11 was simply incredible for the Seasiders.
Simply the fact that five out of their top ten most expensive signings have all arrived in that campaign is telling enough but it becomes even more impressive when you realise the top three have been bought in that period as well.
The title of the record holder is actually shared between DJ Campbell and Elliot Grandin, both of whom were signed for a reported fee of £1.3m, the former from Leicester City and the latter from CSKA Sofia. Chris Basham rounds off the top three with his £1.2m move from Bolton Wanderers.
Blackpool’s exits, however, are somewhat more impressive. The top dog around is still Charlie Adam who was bought by Liverpool for £7.5m back in 2011/12 and he’s closely followed by Matt Phillips’ £5.2m transfer away to QPR two seasons later.
Campbell and Grandin might not be among the biggest legends of the club but their historic transfer fees simply demand that they are put onto the list of some of the famous Blackpool transfers. But there are many more that have happened throughout the years that could be included as well.
Of course, Stanley Matthews is one of Blackpool’s favourite sons and his arrival to the club marked the beginning of a wonderful era for both the player and the outfit. And then we have the legendary Bill Perry, Alan Suddick or Tony Green, all of whom are huge names that simply have to be included on the list of some of the biggest and most famous transfers to ever go through at the club.
Naturally, there are many more and there’s also a big list of homegrown talent and one-club players that have donned their colours throughout the years. But these names are definitely worth mentioning as their stints at the club after their arrival were memorable, to say the least.