Tom Pope confirms Bury move

Port Vale striker Tom Pope has moved to League One rivals Bury on a three-year contract.

It was widely expected that Pope would leave Vale Park this summer after the club only offered the forward a reduced wage contract.

He is a renowned goalscorer who can score all different types of goals…

Pope had been offered a lucrative contract by former chairman Paul Wildes but current chief Norman Smurthwaite was keen to reign in the playing budget and was only prepared to offer the targetman a much reduced deal with incentives.

However, it looks like newcomers Bury were prepared to offer Pope more lucrative terms plus the security of a three-year contract.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told their official website “I am absolutely delighted with the signing. As Tom’s record shows he is a proven goalscorer and he made a massive contribution to Port Vale during his time at the club.

“He is a renowned goalscorer who can score all different types of goals. With the level of striker that we already have at the Club I am looking forward to whichever strike combination we choose.”

Boyhood Vale fan Pope joined Vale in 2010 and played 196 games for the club, scoring 69 goals.

We would like to thank Tom Pope for his service to the Vale and wish him the best of luck at his new club.

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