HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Simon Grayson's relationship with Keith Southern was the key to the club reportedly signing the Blackpool legend.
The Blackpool Gazette reports that the two clubs sealed a deal, thought to be around the £300,000 mark, last night.
Grayson managed Southern during his time as boss at Blackpool, during which the club were promoted to the Championship via a Wembley play-off final in 2007.
Southern, who has spent a decade with The Seasiders, admitted it was one of the toughest decisions of his life.
He said: “I’m leaving behind some magnificent people. I had to make a decision that was best for me, my family and my football future, and it just felt right.
“I don’t think there would be many other clubs I’d have left Blackpool for.
“Everyone knows how much respect I have for Simon Grayson.
“Time will tell whether it’s the right decision but I’m getting a lot of positive vibes from Huddersfield.”