Port Vale have signed Salford City forward Devante Rodney on a three-year contract. The forward was free to leave Salford after his contract there came to an end and he has now been snapped up by their League Two counterparts.
Devante Rodney Signs for Port Vale
— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) July 7, 2020
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about the move, chief executive Colin Garlick said: “John [Askey] very much sees Devante as a player for now and the future, he’s of a young age and just had a really good spell at Halifax – chipping in goals to help get them into a playoff position.
“The gaffer likes the look of him and he’s one that really fits into his plans going forward. John will want to kick him on and take him to that next level.”
Career So Far
Rodney spent time in the youth academies at both Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday but did not make his professional debut until moving to Hartlepool United in 2017.
He made four appearances in Hartlepool’s final season in the EFL, scoring twice, and he then became a regular in their first season back in the National League, but only scored twice in 41 league matches.
He moved to Salford ahead of the 2018/19 season, scoring once before being loaned out to FC Halifax Town, where he found form once again and scored seven goals in 12 matches.
Rodney joined Stockport County on loan at the start of this season but struggled again, scoring three goals in 12 matches. Another loan to Halifax proved fruitful again, though, as he scored five times in eight games before the season was ended early.