Blackpool: Joan Oriol joins after leaving Spanish club Osasuna

Joan Oriol
Joan Oriol watched Blackpool lose to Burnley in a pre-season friendly on Saturday

Blackpool have signed Spanish defender Joan Oriol from Osasuna, subject to international clearance.

The 27-year-old left-back has agreed a one-year contract with the Championship club, with the option of a further 12 months at Bloomfield Road.

Oriol joined Osasuna from Villarreal on a three-year deal last summer.

But they were relegated from the top division in Spain in his only season, leading to the early termination of his contract with the Spanish club.external-link

Blackpool have made a host of signings over the past week, having been operating with a squad of just eight players for much of pre-season.

Manager Jose Riga included nine trialists in his squad for their 1-0 friendly defeat by Burnley on Saturday, and many more new additions are expected before their opening Championship match against Nottingham Forest on 9 August.

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