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Compensation Agreed With Oldham For Transfer of Ryan McLaughlin

Northern Ireland International Becomes Signing Number 12

17 July 2018

Blackpool Football Club can confirm that compensation has been agreed with Oldham Athletic for the transfer of Ryan McLaughlin.

The Northern Ireland international, who was out of contract at Boundary Park but under the age of 24, has signed a two-year deal at Bloomfield Road, with the option of a further year.

Capped on five occasions, the 23-year-old represented his country at various youth levels prior to full senior recognition and originally joined The Latics from Liverpool in 2016.

A versatile right-back, who is also capable of playing on the wing, McLaughlin departs Oldham having made 61 appearances in two seasons.

The younger brother of Millwall defender Conor McLaughlin, he becomes the 12th new player to arrive at the club this summer.

Manager Gary Bowyer said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to bring Ryan to the club. We have been working very hard on this deal all summer and his desire to join us has been incredible. He’s an exciting addition capable of playing in a variety of positions and, in my opinion, he has all the qualities to play at a higher level. We’re looking forward to bringing that talent out during his time with us.”

Ryan McLaughlin added:

“It’s been on the cards for a while and I’m delighted to finally get it all done. I’m looking forward to getting into training now and seeing all the lads. I talked to the manager and I got a really good feel for the club when I was speaking to him. I’m just delighted to come here.”       


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