Forward Ben Whitfield leaves Port Vale by mutual consent

Port Vale have announced the departure of forward Ben Whitfield by mutual consent.

The forward’s exit was on the cards after he was transfer-listed in the summer. The 23 year-old initially joined Vale on loan in 2017 and impressed enough for the Valiants to make a bid to sign him on a permanent basis in January 2018. The deal did not materialise and Whitfield remained on loan. However, Whitfield did eventually join Vale on a permanent basis in August 2018.

The forward was a regular under manager Neil Aspin but fell out of favour with replacement John Askey and Whitfield was one of two players transfer-listed at the end of last season.

A club statement said:

Port Vale Football Club and Ben Whitfield have agreed a mutual termination of the players contract.

Whitfield made 73 appearances for the club and scored eight goals over a two year period, with his goal against Chesterfield back in 2018 being the most memorable one.

We would like to wish Ben the best of luck for the future.