Big money signings are not very common in the 4th tier of English football.
The division is awash with footballing talent, but money at this end of the English Football League pyramid can often be a little tighter.
The £180,000 Blackpool parted with to sign Luton’s Mark Cullen last summer would surely have raised eyebrows across the league, but the sizeable fee is looking to be a tidy piece of business.
All eyes are on the former Hatter after his play-off hat-trick against his former club put the Tangerines in control of the tie, and Wembley is but 90 minutes away.
The return leg at Kenilworth Road will be no walk in the park, but Blackpool fans can dream of success after suffering a miserable 3 relegations in recent seasons.
Cullen will be on the wish lists of managerial teams higher up the Football League, and one club who may consider a move for the 25-year-old is recently promoted, Sheffield United.
The Blades are preparing for life in the Championship after taking the League One title this season, and building a squad capable of competing in the division is the task faced by manager Chris Wilder this summer.
Goals were spread throughout the team, but many of the side from south Yorkshire’s goals this season came from one source, 30-goal Billy Sharp.
United have already brought in Ched Evans from Chesterfield in a controversial £500,000 move, but adding Cullen to the side would add another option to Wilder’s attacking arsenal.
A move for Cullen will cost the Blades, but goals capable of keeping the team in the Championship are priceless, and Cullen has enough about him to compete at a higher level.