Port Vale have boosted their forward ranks with the loan signing of Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu.
Ikpeazu has joined on loan in a six months deal and will replenish a Vale strikeforce which has lost Tom Pope and Ben Williamson this summer. He will wear the number “nine” shirt.
[col grid=”2-1 first”] The 20 year-old was widely expected to join after he joined the Valiants for their pre-season game against Newcastle Town. Izpeazu didn’t play but was spotted warming-up during the game.
Ikpeazu is well-known to Vale fans having impressed playing against the Valiants while on loan at Crewe Alexandra last season. [/col] [col grid=”2-1″] [box style=”light-yellow” ]
Uche Ikpeazu Factfile
Born: February 28, 1995
Height: 6 foot 3 inches
Weight: 78 kg
Loans: Crewe, Doncaster Rovers [/box] [/col]
He adds to the growing ranks of former Crewe players in the Port Vale side which includes Byron Moore, Michael O’Connor, Anthony Grant, Colin Daniel, Adam Yates and trailist AJ Leitch-Smith.