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Player hands in transfer request as Ipswich Town circle



Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt has reportedly handed in a transfer request in order to try and push through a move to Ipswich Town, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. 

The 26-year-old only joined on a free transfer last summer after leaving Wrexham but impressed during his debut League One campaign.

It is reported by the EADT that the Tractor Boys have had two bids rejected for the defender already with the latest being around £600,000, and owner Marcus Evans is beginning to lose patience with the deal.

With Tilt entering the final year of his contract, Evans and manager Paul Hurst have agreed not to overpay for the defender this summer.

Hurst’s attention has reportedly turned to Toto Nsiala, a player he has signed both for Grimsby Town and for Shrewsbury Town.

Tilt is therefore keen to push through the move before his chance of playing Championship football vanishes this summer.

He made 42 appearances at centre-back for the Seasiders last season, becoming one of their most important players.

He would become Hurst’s fifth signing of the summer after the arrival of Trevoh Chalobah, Gwion Edwards, Ellis Harrison and Jordan Roberts.

The verdict 

A financially unstable club like Blackpool need to be very careful here.

Missing out on £600,000 for a player they may well lose for nothing in a year’s time is a very foolish move.

With Tilt handing in a transfer request as well, Blackpool need to get him out in time to replace him.

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