Smurthwaite: I’ll fund Inniss deal but it’s no certainty

Owner Norman Smurthwaite has told OVF readers that he will personally fund all future summer deals and that the Ryan Inniss deal is “in question.”

Posting on the forum on this site, Smurthwaite commented that: “Innis [deal] is in question. I am funding all new signings (if any) from Monday onwards including Uche [Ikpeazu]”

Vale are widely expected to add Inniss to their squad with Vale keen to add him to their squad and the player appearing keen to move on a long-term loan.

However, it may be that parent club Crystal Palace have had alternative offers for the player and may want to consider their options.

The Valiants are also expected to add Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu to their squad after he travelled to (but did not play in) the friendly game against Newcastle Town.