After media speculation linking Port Vale midfielder with a move, Port Vale have confirmed the Manny Oyeleke transfer to Chesterfield.
A Port Vale FC club statement posted on the official website confirmed the Manny Oyeleke transfer to Chesterfield:
Port Vale can confirm that midfielder Manny Oyeleke has joined Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.
Manny arrived at the Valiants in 2018 after departing Aldershot, initially forming a midfield partnership with Luke Joyce.
He scored his first Vale goal in a 2-0 home win over Northampton, which was selected as the League Two goal of the weekend as well as other notable strikes including the stunning last gasp equaliser against Lincoln City.
The 28-year-old midfielder links up with former Aldershot assistant James Rowe who is now the Chesterfield manager and Oyeleke told the official Chesterfield website: “I enjoyed two good years with him. I know all that he’s about and the type of football he wants to play. When I heard that he was interested, it was a big, big factor.
“The club’s flying and it’s built for success. The club is really ambitious and I want to be part of that.”
The midfielder has been prominent in Vale’s impressive six game unbeaten spell and when fit the midfielder would be one of the first names on the teamsheet. However, his spell in Burslem has been overshadowed by injuries. He suffered hamstring and calf injuries in an injury-hit first season, while another hamstring injury restricted him to just six appearances in his season. It has been a financially challenging season for the club so a transfer fee for a player who may struggle to play the whole season has clearly appealed to the Valiants.