Young striker Jordan Hugill is reportedly set to join League One rivals Preston North End, according to reports.
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The news of Hugill’s imminent departure is a bitter blow for Vale fans, who believe the club was responsible for Hugill becoming a league player and were hopeful of the player repaying that faith.
Hugill made a huge impact last season after breaking into the first-team following a prolific spell on loan at Gateshead. That impact did not go unnoticed with Hugill apparently impressed Preston with his goalscoring display at Deepdale last season.
Vale will be at least eligible for compensation for the player as he is aged under 24.