Recent Sheffield Wednesday target completes transfer to Championship club
One of the players Sheffield Wednesday identified as a possible transfer target this summer has completed a switch to the Championship.
Former Doncaster Rovers man Reece James who was seen as a candidate to fill the Owls left-back spot left vacant since the departure of Morgan Fox last year, has completed an initial three-year contract – with an option of a fourth – at second tier new boys Blackpool.
The Star revealed earlier this year that Wednesday had shown an interest in the 27-year-old but that relegation had set them some way back in any effort to get him on board.
James made clear to Doncaster some weeks ago that his intention was to play in the Championship and that should that move not materialise, he would be staying at the Keepmoat.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” James told the Blackpool website. “As soon as I knew there was a bit of interest, it was something that I really wanted to follow up and jump at. Playing in the Championship was something that I’d set out to do following what had happened in the season, so it was a massive pull to come here and play in the Championship.
“In the two games that I played against Blackpool, I knew exactly what they were like. They were organised, defensively solid, very good on the ball and obviously very lethal in the attacking third. Even from the games that I’ve watched from afar, with the play-offs and the play-off final, it was something that I really wanted to be a part of.”