Blackpool FC is pleased to announce the signing of Luke Garbutt on a 12 month contract.
Garbutt, 27, joins the Seasiders on a free transfer after leaving boyhood club Everton in the summer. The left sided player joined the Toffees in 2009, rising through their academy to go on and represent their first team.
The former England U21 player also brings a wealth of EFL experience with him to Bloomfield Road having made over 100 loan appearances for various clubs, most recently with Ipswich Town.
On signing for Blackpool, Garbutt said:
“I’m pleased to be here and looking forward to working under Neil Critchley.
“I really like what the Head Coach had to say when I spoke to him a few days ago, and he was a big factor in my move here. He’s spent the last few years at Liverpool and developed players really well, so I’m looking forward to what the future brings here.
“There’s big plans for this football club and I’m hopeful I can be a big part of what’s to come this season.”
Neil Critchley added:
“I’m delighted Luke has joined us for the upcoming season.
“He will bring experience to a youthful group, and he knows this division well having enjoyed a really successful season in League One last year.
“The fact he has chosen Blackpool over a number of other interested clubs, is a sign of how well the Club is progressing.
“During my conversations with Luke, I felt his desire to come to Blackpool. I very much look forward to working with him, as he will be a vital member of our squad this season.”