Blackpool Complete Deal For Sonny Carey

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Sonny Carey for an undisclosed fee from National League side King’s Lynn Town.

The highly sought after midfielder, 20, links up with Seasiders on an initial three-year contract, which also contains an option for a further 12 months.

One of the hottest prospects outside of the EFL, the former Norwich City academy player scored six goals in 46 games last season, including a match-winner to knock Port Vale out of the Emirates FA Cup.

Prior to that, he found the net five times during his debut campaign with the Linnets, having joined them following an impressive stint at Wroxham FC.

His arrival at Bloomfield Road follows the additions of Reece James, Daniel Grimshaw, Shayne Lavery, Josh Bowler, Oliver Casey and Callum Connolly for the new Sky Bet Championship season.  

On the move, Sonny Carey said:

“It’s an exciting time for the Club and everybody involved, especially with the promotion. The Club’s heading in the right direction.

“I’ve had a good couple of seasons at King’s Lynn, but I feel now is the time for a new challenge and a fresh, new start somewhere.

“I had a Zoom chat with the gaffer and he is renowned for improving young players with his background at Liverpool. I’m a young player myself – I’m only 20 – and to work with somebody like the gaffer, who has worked with younger players and with the reputation he’s got, that was a massive part of why I’ve come to Blackpool.”

Neil Critchley added:

“I’m delighted that Sonny has decided to join us. He’s a player that has attracted a fair bit of interest with his performances for King’s Lynn and is somebody we have monitored closely through our recruitment process.  

“Sonny’s performed very well in the National League and is capable of creating and scoring goals from midfield.

“He plays with real personality and has shown great character and drive following his time at Norwich to bounce back and rise up the leagues again.   

“If you have the ability and characteristics, then we are a Club that will always give young players opportunities.”

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