Vaughan confirms Cats interest

BY foxsports • May 29, 2011

Vaughan is out of contract this summer and almost certain to move on following the Seasiders' relegation from the Premier League. The 28-year-old has been offered a new deal at Bloomfield Road but, like midfield partner Charlie Adam, he is keen to stay in the top flight. The Wales international said: "I'm not sure what Charlie is going to do next season and it's down to the club if they decide to accept any bids for him. "It's out of his hands and for myself I'm just talking to Blackpool and one or two other clubs. "Hopefully I will make my decision in a couple of weeks. "Sunderland is a possibility but I am leaving everything to my agent and once I have some concrete offers I'll decide where I want to go. "Obviously players want to play in the Premier League and hopefully that will be the case for me next season." Adam received much of the praise from the media during Blackpool's remarkable campaign and was a target for a number of clubs in January. However, Vaughan was arguably even more influential - his performances earning him the club's player and players' player of the year awards. The former Crewe player, who joined Blackpool three years ago after a spell at Real Sociedad, said: "Charlie was pleased for me to win the award but it's a club where individual awards are less important than the team and that's they way we have always regarded it. "To win any award is great but when the players vote for you it's a bit more special because they understand what you go through and how well you have done." Wherever he plays next season Vaughan is convinced Blackpool, who were relegated on the final day after making a huge initial impression in the Premier League, can challenge for promotion again. "Obviously it was disappointing to be relegated in the end," he said. "We gave a good account of ourselves in the Premier League and on the whole we probably deserved to stay up. "But we made too many mistakes and it cost us in the end. "There were a few people saying at the start of the season that we'd be lucky to get 10 points so we proved them wrong. "We knew we could compete at Premier League level but unfortunately it wasn't quite enough. "Blackpool can bounce back. They have a good squad of players and a great manager so I'm sure they will be challenging again." Vaughan is also wanted by Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, while Everton and West Brom are among those said to be ready to rival Sunderland south of the border.


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