Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday June 10 2011
Following the news that David Vaughan is to leave Blackpool later this month on a free transfer, team mate DJ Campbell has confirmed that he has also told the club that he wishes to leave if a Premier League club makes a bid for him this summer.
DJ was a revelation in the Premier League last season, scoring thirteen goals as the Seasiders just missed out on staying up.
It is rumoured that the 29 year old has a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave Bloomfield Road if a club bids a specified amount for him, although even if this is not the case, like Vaughany, DJ simply wants to remain in the Premier League.
Speaking about his future, the striker said:
'Blackpool's been great. I love the fans, the staff and everything about the place, but I think people realise that if I want to take my career on and play for England, I have to be in the Premier League.
'I had a conversation with the manager Ian Holloway and told him how I felt. He understands. He knows that at my age with what I achieved during the season he can't really stand in my way. It's not about money - I'm a human being with ambitions, and at 29 I feel at the peak of my career.
'If I could have fulfilled my ambitions at Blackpool that would have been the dream, but unfortunately we went down.
'Whatever the future holds, though, nobody connected with Blackpool will ever forget last season.'
If indeed DJ does leave, it will be another hammer blow to the club. The striker clearly loves the club, but ultimately the draw of playing in the Premier League is just too great.
Ian Holloway faces a massive rebuilding job, and the next few months promise to be very interesting. As always, we'll have all the news as it happens on Vital, so stay tuned!
Date:Friday June 10 2011
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