Port Vale's first summer signing is a promising young striker

PORT Vale have made their first summer signing in preparation for their return League Two action in 2020/21.

He's Manchester-born young striker Devante Rodney who will compete with Tom Pope and Mark Cullen to lead the Vale attack.

The 22-year-old has arrived at Vale Park on a free transfer after being released by Salford City.

Rodney spent six years in the Manchester City Academy before joining the development set-up at Sheffield Wednesday.

He moved on to Hartlepool United where he broke into the first team and made his Football League debut.

In the summer of 2018 he moved on to Salford where he was loaned out to Halifax and Stockport.

Vale boss John Askey is delighted to land the signature of Devante who he regards as an exciting prospect.

Askey told The Sentinel: "He is a little bit different than what we have got. At 22 you are hoping he is going to develop and turn into a good player for us.

"He can play out wide but his favoured position is down the middle."


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