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Orlandi Deal Confirmed

Posted: Fri 08 Aug 2014

Midfielder Joins Blackpool

Andrea Orlandi has been confirmed as a Blackpool player, after agreeing a one-year contract with the club.

The midfielder, who turned 30 on Sunday, put pen to paper and has the option of a further season with The Seasiders.

The Spaniard has played in the UK for the last seven seasons, originally with Swansea and then Brighton, who released him this summer.

It means Orlandi moves to Bloomfield Road on a free transfer and will be available for Saturday’s game at Nottingham Forest.

Orlandi, who can play both wide or behind the striker, began at Alavés and played once for Barcelona in 2006.

He then spent five seasons at Swansea and played in the Premier League, before moving to Brighton.

Orlandi will wear the number 11 shirt for The Seasiders and is keen to get started.

“I’m delighted to be a Blackpool player and looking forward to the new season ahead. We have a good squad and I rely a lot on the manager. We have good players so hopefully we’ll play good football.

“I came here last week, spoke to the manager and knew straight away that I wanted to sign,” said Orlandi.