OVF imagines that many Vale fans will treat this with deserved skepticism but one website claims that Vale will sign an Iranian goalkeeper to replace Jak Alnwick.
Given caretaker Michael Brown’s recent track record of signing players used to the English leagues, we wonder if the journalist in question still thinks Bruno Ribeiro is in charge.
After all, a punt on a relatively unknown foreign signing based in Portugal would appear to be more of a “Bruno move” than a “Brown move”
Anyhow, here’s the rumour… website Football Insider 247 claims that Scottish Sun journalist Alan Nixon has tweeted to say that Vale have lined up free agent Alireza Haghighi to replace the former Newcastle stopper.
Haghighi is currently on the books of Portuguese side Marítimo. He’s 28 years old, has made 138 appearances and if he lines up in goal on Saturday we’ll eat our hats…