Port Vale manager Michael Brown says he would prefer a permanent goalkeeper signing but will consider a loan signing if “we feel [it] will help us.”
Vale lost first-choice Jak Alnwick in January and played three replacements in Ryan Boot, Leo Fasan and Deniz Mehmet since his departure. Fasan and Mehmet have both departed the club and it is likely that Boot will be a back-up keeper rather than first-choice. Vale also have youngster Joe Slinn on the books but he is likely to be loaned out to gain experience which leaves Vale seeking an experienced goalkeeper.
We have looked at all sorts of different goalkeepers. A lot of them want to stay in League One – that is a difficulty…
Brown told the Sentinel: “We are looking to find a goalkeeper that is going to do the job for us. Ideally if he is ours then great, but it if is a loan we feel will help us then great. We have some keepers at the club, we have to bring others in and we have to see where we are come pre-season.
“We have looked at all sorts of different goalkeepers. A lot of them want to stay in League One – that is a difficulty.
“We are being offered lots of loans from Premier League clubs – younger boys with no real experience. We just have to find the right one and we are still trying to do that.”