Port Vale eye Sheff Utd player

Port Vale eye Sheff Utd player

Owner Norman Smurthwaite has confirmed on the onevalefan website that the club are interested in an unnamed Sheff Utd player.

Posting on the onevalefan forum, Smurthwaite commented:  “I went to Notts [County] to see a Sheffield United boy. Rob [Page] had given the background that I liked, and also to discuss terms with their CEO as my experience has been that I am better placed than managers to drive demands down re costs and agree terms.”

Smurthwaite was also keen to confirm that Page has the final say regarding player recruitment adding: “I am not qualified and do not ever believe I will be to assess players or pick them to play.”