Port Vale sign Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu on long-term loan deal

Port Vale have boosted their forward ranks with the loan signing of Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu.

Ikpeazu has joined on loan in a six months deal and will replenish a Vale strikeforce which has lost Tom Pope and Ben Williamson this summer. He will wear the number “nine” shirt.

The 20 year-old was widely expected to join after he joined the Valiants for their pre-season game against Newcastle Town. Izpeazu didn’t play but was spotted warming-up during the game.

Ikpeazu is well-known to Vale fans having impressed playing against the Valiants while on loan at Crewe Alexandra last season.

Uche Ikpeazu Factfile

Born: February 28, 1995
Height: 6 foot 3 inches
Weight: 78 kg
Clubs: Watford
Loans: Crewe, Doncaster Rovers

He adds to the growing ranks of former Crewe players in the Port Vale side which includes Byron Moore, Michael O’Connor, Anthony Grant, Colin Daniel, Adam Yates and trailist AJ Leitch-Smith.

 

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