Smurthwaite hints at new signing and would consider Pope return

In a series of tweets, Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has suggested that there could be another new player arriving at the club.

In a reference to the “sweetie jar” (the term associated with the owner funding a new signing) Smurthwaite tweeted:

Smurthwaite also said he would normally not bring players or coaches back to the club but he would make an exception if either Tom Pope or Micky Adams were to return to the club. Pope has recently been transfer listed by Bury and linked with a return to Vale Park.

Smurthwaite tweeted in reply to a fan:

He also suggested Pope would be interested in a move to Vale:

He also praised the performance of Jerome Thomas in a behind closed doors friendly with Benfica:

Praised manager Bruno Ribeiro’s connections:

And suggested there could be some high profile friendlies next summer:

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