Owner tells OVF readers – we could break budget for Streete

Owner tells OVF readers – we could break budget for Streete

Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he may personally inject money to sign defender Remie Streete but only if he “sees the support of the fans.”

Streete, who enjoyed a successful but truncated spell at Vale Park last season, was released by Newcastle United at the end of the season.

If I see the support of the fans then this will be the first of my direct investments…

His agent says that the player could be interested in a move to the Valiants. He told the Sentinel: “I have not spoken to anyone at Port Vale yet, but I know he enjoyed his time there; that was where he played football properly last season. We will see what clubs are out there.”

Vale have a £1.7m budget this season but Smurthwaite has said he may add to it if key players become available.

Meanwhile, Smurthwaite posted on this site’s forum commenting: “If I see the support of the fans then this will be the first of my direct investments.”