Port Vale Rumour Mill: Non-League defender linked?

A popular Twitter account has linked Port Vale with the signing of a non-league defender.

This is a rumour: We would stress that this story has not been officially confirmed by the club nor does this website necessarily agree with any claim made. It is simply… a rumour.

A tweet claims that Port Vale could be signing Aldershot Town defender Omar Beckles. Here is the tweet:

Beckles is a 23 year-old central defender who was signed from St Albans in 2014. He can play at centre-back, right-back and in midfield. He has made 27 appearances for the Shots this season.

There could well be no truth in the story but if Vale were interested in Beckles it would almost certainly be with an eye to the future. Experienced trio Carl Dickinson, Ryan McGivern and Richard Duffy are all out of contract in the summer and Vale’s budget restraints would put a question mark on whether they would be at the club next season.

This is a rumour: We would stress that this story has not been officially confirmed by the club nor does this website necessarily agree with any claim made. It is simply… a rumour.