Defender agrees a two-year contract with Town
- Huddersfield Town agree the signing of Ollie Turton
- Defender to sign a two-year contract, with a Club option year
- Comments from Leigh Bromby & Carlos Corberán
Ollie Turton has agreed to become Town’s fourth signing of the 2021 summer transfer window!
The 28-year-old right back, who can also play in central midfield and on the right-hand side of a back three, will join the Terriers as a free agent on 1 July 2021 after helping Blackpool secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship through Saturday’s Play-Off Final win over Lincoln City.
Turton started 41 games and made five substitute appearances across league and cup for the Seasiders in 2020/21, with his only goal of the campaign coming in the Play-Off semi-final win at Oxford United.
He will add important depth and experience to Town’s ranks, having played over 350 senior games in his career for Blackpool and his first club, Crewe Alexandra.
Turton has agreed a two-year contract, with the Club having the option of extending the deal into a third season.
Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:
“We’re delighted that Ollie has agreed to join the Club from 1 July, as he will add some fantastic qualities to our squad after playing a big role in helping Blackpool gain promotion to the Championship.
“He’ll be a fantastic addition to the dressing room, and on the pitch he’s a terrific organiser as well as being a top competitor. Over a good number of years, he has also shown he can play a high number of minutes season-upon-season, which is very important.
“It’s clear from our conversations that he is excited about the opportunity to show what he is capable of in the Championship.”
Head Coach Carlos Corberán added:
“Ollie is a very balanced player, who can help the team in attack whilst being very solid in defence. He will increase the competitiveness of the team, especially on the right side, as he has a very good mentality.
“He has played many minutes during the last few years and he has shown that he has the skills to make the next step into the Championship through his performances for Blackpool this season.”