Promising young left-back Aziz Deen-Conteh has agreed a contract with Port Vale, the club has announced.
21 year-old Deen-Conteh has agreed a three year deal which runs until 2017. Meanwhile, striker Harry Panayiotou has ended his loan spell at the club. Panayiotou was on loan from Leicester City with an eye to a permanent move but after failing to make a first-team appearance, that now looks unlikely.
Deen-Conteh’s signing heralds a change of direction for the Valiants who have announced their intention to sign-up promising youngsters who can be developed and potentially sold on. Striker Achille Campion and defender Reiss Greenidge also fall into this category and are also expected to sign long-term deals with the club.
Manager Rob Page said of Deen-Conteh’s signing: “I spoke to Adi Viveash, who has worked with him at Chelsea with regards to the development and he speaks very highly of him.
“We know we’ve got a talent on board and one we can develop to hopefully benefit he first team and the football club.”
Aziz Deen-Conteh Factfile
Clubs: Chelsea, Ergotelis (Greece)
International honours: England (U16 and U19)
Trivia: Deen-Conteh has stated that he wants to play for Sierra Leone, his birthplace. He was called up to the senior squad in March 2013 but was unable to make his International debut due to a problem with his passport.