Former Port Vale player and agent Phil Sproson has told BBC Radio Stoke that Port Vale have made a permanent offer for loan midfielder Jake Taylor.
Taylor has been a resounding success this season and with the 21 year-old out of contract in the summer, the Valiants are keen to retain his services.
The signing of Taylor would be a major signal of intent from owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan and would also undoubtedly boost Vale’s hopes of sneaking into the play-off places.
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Sproson told BBC Radio Stoke:
“The club, as I understand it, have made an offer in writing and it is currently sat with Nottingham Forest. I was across there and Forest have got that and will look through that and make a decision in January.
“I don’t think Vale could do any more at the moment until they get some notification back from Nottingham Forest about where their valuation is. Then obviously we can take the next steps. But certainly from the player’s perspective, he is enjoying his stay at the Vale. Why wouldn’t you want to stay at the Vale, where you are enjoying it?
“You are certainly playing well and you are gaining valuable experience. We will just wait and see what the developments are. But I have no issues with Port Vale at all so we will just wait and see what happens in January.”