Port Vale have completed the signing of midfielder Danny Whitehead. The talented playmaker arrives on a free transfer following his exit from Salford City.
The midfielder has signed a two-year deal at Vale Park. He will be hoping to make a big impression when the new season starts.
Port Vale Sign Midfielder Danny Whitehead
Whitehead Arrives From Salford City
The midfielder has plied his trade in non-league and began his career at Stockport County. His impressive performances earned him a move to Premier League West Ham United.
However, he struggled to establish himself in East London and spent most of his time out on loan. Since his exit from West Ham, Whitehead has played for Accrington Stanley, Wigan Athletic, Salford City as well as three separate spells at Macclesfield Town.
Whitehead reunites with Vale manager John Askey after the pair worked together at Macclesfield. His finest moment was helping Macclesfield secure a return to the football league in 2018. Those performances earned him a move to Salford where he impressed helping them to promotion. However, featured sparingly in the football league.
Whitehead will be hoping to finally kick on in the football league with a manager who knows what he is all about.
Askey Pleased to Get Whitehead in
Speaking to the Port Vale website about his new signing, manager John Askey said: “He’s very energetic, good footballer – he’ll be another good addition to an already strong midfield.”
“He’ll have to compete with the rest of the players, he’s a solid player who has proved himself at this level – in recent years he’s had two promotions so hopefully he can get in the side and keep his place.”
“We tried to get Danny in before but obviously he was under contract at Salford. He’s agreed a mutual termination as he had a year left on his contract.”
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