Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite has tweeted to say that Port Vale have missed out on signing striker Leon Best.
The Valiants were looking for a striker to replace the departed Carlos Saleiro and Best had been linked with the club prior to Smurthwaite’s tweets.
The 29 year-old has scored 63 goals in 300 appearances including spells with Newcastle Utd and Coventry City but has been without a club since being released at the end of last season.
In a reply to a question from a fan Smurthwaite has said that Vale have missed out on signing Best although it is unclear how Vale have missed out – it could be due to wages, another club signing the forward or Vale/the player pulling out of the deal.
The tweet reads:
— Norman Smurthwaite (@smurfpvfc) August 19, 2016