The Sheffield Star newspaper is reporting that Port Vale are attempting to sign Sheffield United midfielder Florent Cuvelier on loan.
According to the Star: “Florent Cuvelier missed the fixture with [Notts] County after an unidentified club, believed to be Port Vale, lodged an approach to capture the midfielder on a temporary basis.”
Blades manager Nigel Clough told the newspaper: “There’s a chance of Flo going out on loan and that’s why he didn’t feature because, although it’s not done yet, we feel it’s reasonably close.”
21 year-old midfielder Cuvelier started his career in English football at Portsmouth, progressing through their youth ranks before joining Stoke City in 2010. After a number of loan moves, he joined Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee in 2013.
If he did sign for the Valiants, he would be ineligible for Tuesday’s cup replay against Plymouth. Only players registered at the time of the first game are eligible to play in the match, a rule which also rules out Vale loanee Jack Grimmer.
See a video clip of the player in action below.
Florent Cuvelier Factfile
Clubs: Portsmouth, Stoke City, Walsall (loan), Peterborough (loan), Sheff Utd