Blackpool linked with soon to be free agent - but face competition from rivals Preston and Rotherham United

Blackpool have been linked with a summer swoop for AFC Wimbledon’s out-of-contract midfielder Anthony Hartigan.

Friday, 6th May 2022, 2:06 pm

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The Evening Standard is reporting the 22-year-old has rejected a new deal with the Dons and is set to depart at the end of the season.

It follows Wimbledon’s relegation from League One.

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According to reports, the Seasiders are among those interested in the midfielder’s signature, but face competition from rivals Preston North End and Rotherham United, who will join both clubs in the Championship next season.

Hartigan is a product of Wimbledon’s youth academy and he has long impressed in the middle of the park for the Dons.

He’s made 152 appearances for the club in total, scoring five times and claiming a further 13 assists.

It’s no secret the Seasiders are keen to strengthen in central midfield, having already been linked with Forest Green’s Ebou Adams and Oliver Norburn, of tomorrow’s opponents Peterborough United.

Hartigan is set to depart AFC Wimbledon after rejecting a new contract

Despite Oxford missing out on the League One play-offs, Brannagan recently revealed he was happy at the Kassam Stadium.

The former Liverpool man does only have a year remaining on his contract though, sparking rumours Oxford could look to cash in.