Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt closing in on deadline day move to Rotherham United

Curtis Tilt appears to be set for the exit door at Blackpool with a transfer deadline day move to Rotherham United in the works.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:14 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:16 pm

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The defender was at Bloomfield Road this morning but The Gazette understands the 28-year-old is close to sealing a move to South Yorkshire.

Tilt had been keen to join the Millers during the summer however Blackpool’s new owner Simon Sadler was reluctant to sell.

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Tilt is closing in on a move to Rotherham United

But the Millers have re-ignited their interest after former Seasider Clark Robertson picked up a serious injury.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne was recently quoted as saying he had a target in mind to strengthen his defensive options and it’s understood that man is Tilt.

It was initially believed the Millers would wait until the summer to strike a deal for the defender given his contract expires at the end of the season.

But the South Yorkshire outfit have been strongly linked with a six-figure move ahead of tonight’s deadline.

Tilt’s future at Bloomfield Road has been a long-running saga stretching back a couple of years.

He had previously been the subject of serious interest from Ipswich Town in 2018, when former manager Gary Bowyer slapped a £1m asking price on the defender’s head.

Portsmouth were another club to keep tabs on the centre back in previous transfer windows.

The defender was offered a new contract at Blackpool during the summer but the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement, talks eventually breaking down.

Since then, Tilt has made no secret of his desire to seek a new club.

A 2017 signing from Wrexham, Tilt made his Football League bow with the Seasiders, going on to make 111 appearances for the club, scoring once.