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'I Think I Want To Vomit' - Fans Rage As Richie Towell Signs For Salford

'I Think I Want To Vomit' - Fans Rage As Richie Towell Signs For Salford

Salford City have made their first statement signing of the summer with the capture of Richie Towell on a two-year deal after his contract with Brighton expired.

The former Dundalk star has spent the last two seasons on loan at Rotherham - first helping them gain promotion to the Championship before suffering relegation back down to League One this season.

Now Towell makes the short trip west to team up with the League Two newcomers, best-known for the fact they are owned by Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Gary and Phil Neville.

Speaking about the move, Towell said: "I'm really excited to join Salford City, I know it's a club with a lot of ambition.

"Ever since I first watched the documentary last year, you can see that the club is going in the right direction, it has the right people on board and I'm really excited to be a part of something special.

"I want to add to what the team has already been doing, they have been doing really well over the last few seasons so hopefully I can just add to that."

It is quite the coup for Salford, who will play in the Football League for the first time next season after winning promotion from the National League via the play-offs, to make a signing of someone like Richie Towell.

Having spent the last two seasons in the Championship, it is a surprise to see the 27-year-old drop down to the fourth tier where he will inevitably be one of the highest paid players in the league.

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Unsurprisingly, not everyone is happy to see the Ammies sign a player of Towell's quality, with many feeling that Salford are simply buying their way up the leagues by outspending their rivals thanks to their millionaire owners.

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