Seasiders wrap up Carney capture

The versatile 26-year-old arrives at Bloomfield Road on a one-year

deal with the option for a further year after the contract was

approved by the Premier League. Carney, who joins Blackpool for an

undisclosed fee, flew into the UK on Tuesday afternoon to complete

a medical and paperwork as the Seasiders rushed the deal through on

transfer deadline day. “We got the e-mails back from FC Twente just

before six so it was a mad dash to get them printed off and faxed

over to the FA and Premier League,” club secretary Matt Williams

told Blackpool’s official website. “Fortunately the confirmation

came through on Wednesday morning and I was delighted to tell the

Gaffer and Carns that the move had been given the green light.”

After putting pen to paper with the Tangerines on Tuesday, Carney

flew straight out to Switzerland to link up with his national team

ahead of Friday’s friendly in St Gallen. Carney, who can play down

either wing but predominantly features on the left, is looking

forward to getting his first taste of Premier League action with

Ian Holloway’s side. “It has been a busy 24 hours but I am

delighted it is done now and I am looking forward to getting out

there playing,” said Carney. “The way Blackpool play suits me and I

am looking forward to meeting the lads and getting started.” Carney

joined Dutch champions Twente last summer on a two-year deal after

failing to make an impact in the Championship with Sheffield

United. The Australian, who featured at the World Cup this summer,

has won 28 caps for his country.