Anderson stalls on deal

Nottingham Forest winger Paul Anderson has not yet decided to join Blackpool, after the Seasiders offered him a contract.

Nottingham Forest winger Paul Anderson has not yet decided to join Blackpool, after the Seasiders offered him a contract.

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PAUL Anderson’s move to Blackpool is still to go through.

Despite some reports suggesting the 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a switch to Bloomfield Road, the transfer has yet to be completed.

The Seasiders have held lengthy talks with the wideman, and made him an offer, but Anderson has not yet decided where to play his football next season.

If he does come to Blackpool, it has emerged that the club won’t have to pay a penny for the player.

Anderson is under the age of 24 – he celebrates that birthday next month – but Forest’s precarious financial position means they have not been able to offer him a new contract which matches his current deal.

And, under Football League rules, that means Anderson will be allowed to walk away for nothing.

Anderson cost £250,000 when he moved from Liverpool to Forest in summer 2009, after a successful season-long loan spell at the City Ground.

He made only 19 first-team appearances last season due to injuries, but had played an integral role in helping Forest to consecutive top-six finishes in the two previous campaigns.

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