Port Vale have signed former striker Tom Pope on a two-year contract.
Pope left the club for Bury in 2015 after a spell that saw him 69 goals for the Valiants.
After signing, Pope told the Sentinel: “There was interest from other clubs – but I wanted to come home. If I was going leave then there was only one place I wanted to come back to.
“I have spoken to Michael Brown quite a bit, although to be honest I didn’t think anything would materialise.
“Bury agreed to give a settlement towards the Vale deal and I think it’s the right decision. I don’t want to sound like a typical old pro, saying there was loads of interest.
“My agent asked me if I wanted to take more time to think about it and had an offer from a League One club for more money. But it would have required uprooting and, besides, I had my heart set on coming back to the Vale. I have two young kids and I want to be close to home.”