Ex-Sunderland defender signs for newly-promoted Championship side amidst Elliot Embleton talk
Blackpool have announced the signing of former left-back Reece James on an initial three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
The Black Cats signed the defender in 2018-19 before selling him to Doncaster a season later.
But James will now join the newly-promoted Championship side Blackpool upon the expiry of his contract at Doncaster on July 1 after their win against Lincoln City at Wembley.
The 27-year-old becomes Neil Critchley’s first signing of the summer ahead of the 2021-22 campaign with the Seasiders also reportedly interested in Elliot Embleton following his recent successful loan stint.
Speaking to Blackpool’s official website, James said: “As I knew there was a bit of interest, it was something that I really wanted to follow up and jump at.
“Playing in the Championship was something that I’d set out to do following what had happened in the season, so it was a massive pull to come here.”