The media in West Yorkshire say that “a loan or a permanent deal at another club is likely to beckon in the summer” for Vale loan striker Ryan Edmondson.
The striker joined the Valiants during the January transfer window on a loan deal which will last until the end of the season.
The Leedslive website say that Edmondson remains a distance away from breaking into the first-team and that:
It seems unlikely that he will be able to break into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team plans for next season so it is important that he builds a foundation for the rest of his career.
More goals in the next few months might see Edmondson work his way into the thinking of recruitment teams.
A loan or a permanent deal at another club is likely to beckon in the summer so it is vital that the youngster continues to impress in the fourth tier this season.
The striker is under contract until 2023 so any permanent move would involve a transfer fee.
However, the news may interest the Valiants if the youngster continues his promising start to his Vale career. Edmondson has impressed with his energy and work rate and at just 20 years of age he has time to develop further. He opened his account in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Forest Green Rovers.
The Valiants only have James Wilson (26) under contract for next season, while Jamie Proctor (29) and David Amoo (30) will both be hoping for new deals. However, following the departure of Devante Rodney to Walsall there does appear to be space in the Vale squad for a younger addition to the strikeforce in the summer.