An unsubstantiated claim from a journalist says that last season’s player of the year, Anthony Grant, has handed in a transfer request.
The claim came via a tweet from freelance journalist Pete O’Rourke and the claim has not been confirmed by either the local press or the football club.
If Grant has handed in a request it would be a huge blow to the Vale as the midfielder enjoyed an excellent first season at the club and his experience and lower league knowledge would be seen as vital in a Vale squad largely unused to League One football.
However, any claim has to be taken with a large pinch of salt until there is a response from either the player or the football club.
The tweet from journalist Pete O’Rourke says:
Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant has handed in a transfer request. #pvfc
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) July 18, 2016