Port Vale to open Marshall talks

Port Vale to open Marshall talks

Chairman Norman Smurthwaite has revealed that the club will start contract talks with winger Mark Marshall. 

The 28 year-old has arguably been the player of the season so far but has only signed a one-year deal with the club.

Smurthwaite told the Sentinel: “He is a great kid and we want to keep him for as long as we can. I have a relationship with his agent – and I don’t have a relationship with many of them because I can’t stand them!

“But he has a good agent and that is where a few other players are coming from as well. Hopefully at Christmas we will be looking at an extension of his contract until at least June 2016.”

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OVF called it last month

Smurthwaite’s response echoes an appeal from OVF on the 27th October. In an editorial, Rob Fielding wrote “I’ve argued before that the club needs to be proactive in giving contracts to key players rather than wait for their deals to run down and I think Marshall has done more than enough to earn an offer of a new deal. Vale need to protect their assets so any offer to Marshall should be now, before the January transfer window opens…”

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