DAVID Vaughan has confirmed he has left Bloomfield Road.
The 28-year-old departs Blackpool on a free transfer after Pool’s relegation from the Premier League.
He turned down the Seasiders’ latest contract offer and is currently in talks with Sunderland and West Brom.
“It was a very good offer and it was a tough decision but I just want to stay in the Premier League and test myself at the highest level,” he said.
“It was unfortunate that we couldn’t quite stay up last season and that was a big disappointment.
“My three years at Blackpool have been great and I’d really like to thank the fans and the staff. The last couple of years have been brilliant and I leave with nothing but good memories.
“If it wasn’t for Blackpool I may never have played in the Premier League, so I have a lot to thank the club and the manager for. He has changed things around and I’ll always look back on my time with fond memories.”
“The players that are still at the club next season are good players. Some of the lads who didn’t play as much as the rest last season will probably get a chance, so hopefully they can step into people’s shoes and do just as well,” he added.
Vaughan leaves having made 116 appearances for Blackpool since joining from Real Sociedad for £200,000 in August 2008.