Morecambe striker Redshaw joins Blackpool

Jack Redshaw.
Jack Redshaw.
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Morecambe striker Jack Redshaw has completed his move to League 1 side Blackpool.

The Shrimps front man joins the Seasiders for an undisclosed fee including a sell-on clause and has signed a two-year deal with the option of a third.

Morecambe turned down Pool’s original bid but Neil McDonald’s side are understood to have returned with an improved offer earlier this week.

The striker passed a medical and agreed personal terms on Thursday.

Redshaw said: “I think the time is right to step up into League One,

“I’m confident in my own ability and want to be successful with Blackpool.”

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “We gave Jack a chance when we signed him from Altrincham and he has more than repaid our faith in him.

“He has developed into a top goal scorer and has come on in leaps and bounds as a player and I know he will do well at a higher level.

“We obviously would not want to lose a player like Jack but we would never stand in the way of any player if we thought it was a good step for them in their career.

“He is still only young and is getting stronger all the time and I am sure he will make his mark in League 1.”

Redshaw, who has one year remaining on his current deal, quickly established himself as Morecambe’s prize asset after his move from Altrincham in January 2012.

He rejected a move to Peterborough in August 2014 and went on to score 12 goals for the Shrimps last season.

The former Manchester City youngster will line up against his former club on Tuesday, July 28, when Blackpool visit the Globe Arena for a pre-season friendly.

He is first likely to make his debut at Lancaster City on Saturday.