Vaughan snubs new Blackpool deal

13 June 2011 11:45
David Vaughan has put a number of teams on alert by confirming he is leaving Blackpool after turning down their final contract offer.[LNB] The 28-year-old Wales international's contract is due to expire this month and he has now confirmed that he will not be staying with the club.[LNB]The central midfielder has been linked with the likes of Sunderland and West Brom, as well as Scottish champions Rangers.[LNB]"It was a very good offer and it was a tough decision, but I just want to stay in the Premier League and test myself at the highest level," he told the club's website.[LNB]"It was unfortunate that we couldn't quite stay up last season and that was a big disappointment. [LNB]"My three years at Blackpool have been great and I'd really like to thank the fans and the staff. The last couple of years have been brilliant and I leave with nothing but good memories.[LNB]"If it wasn't for Blackpool I may never have played in the Premier League, so I have a lot to thank the club and the manager for. He has changed things around and I'll always look back on my time with fond memories.[LNB]"It's a tough decision to move because my family are settled in the area, but hopefully things will work out well wherever we end up."

Source: Team_Talk