Two players from opposite sides of the playing spectrum are the latest to be linked with possible moves to the Valiants.
This feature contains rumour and speculation. All of these rumours should be treated as unconfirmed gossip until any move is officially announced by the club itself. We make no apologies for publishing some rumour and gossip (after all, even the state broadcaster, the BBC, publishes a daily Football Gossip column) but we’d just like to reiterate that this feature should not be treated too seriously.
Southport’s former Accrington defender and DR Congo International Aristote “Toto” Nsiala has been linked to the Valiants by the Grimsby Telegraph.
According to the newpaper, Grimsby were interested in the 22 year-old but “a number of Football League clubs are reported to be interested in Nsiala, including Port Vale”, the player has been “on trial at a League One club” and is likely to seek a return to the Football League.
The Valiants are clearly in the market for a defender but it remains to be seen whether Nsiala is the club’s target.
Meanwhile, there are rumours that a high-profile player with “Championship experience” has also been holding talks with the club. According to our sources, the club are hopeful that a deal can be reached within the next fortnight.
Aristote Nsiala Factfile
Height: 6 foot, 4 inches
Clubs: Everton, Accrington, Southport
Clubs on loan: Accrington, Macclesfield
International appearances: 1