Port Vale Close In On Loan Deal For Premier League Midfielder

Port Vale are now closing in on a loan deal for Manchester United midfielder Daniel Gore, according to a report from Fabrizio Romano.

United have sent a number of their young players out on loan in the last few weeks since the window opened, and Gore looks like the next to temporarily head out the exit door. Maxi Oyedele recently joined Forest Green Rovers for the remainder of the season while defender Rhys Bennett’s loan deal to Stockport County was announced today by Man United.

The midfielder is highly rated internally at the club and has featured in the Premier League so far this campaign. The 19-year-old debuted against Aston Villa in December, coming on for one minute at the end of a 3-2 victory. He was also part of the United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2022, along with current first-team regular Kobbie Mainoo.

The agreement to bring the midfielder to Vale Park is now in the final stages. The Valiants currently sit in 15th in the League One table, 19 points behind the play-off spots.

Port Vale manager Andy Crosby is short of numbers in the middle of the park at the moment, especially after losing Alfie Devine back to Tottenham Hotspur since the London club decided to recall him from his loan in the last week. His side have moved quickly since then to try to get a deal done for the Reds player.

United will be hoping the England U20s international can get some key minutes in senior football in the coming months in a tough division like League One. The Manchester-born midfielder has been described as a leader in the past by his youth manager Mark Dempsey, and he has captained the side on several occasions during his time in the academy setup.

The Valiants have had several Premier League players on loan recently and Gore’s name is now added to the list alongside Liverpool’s Rhys Williams, Tottenham’s Devine and Ollie Arblaster from Sheffield United.

Writer’s View

Gore is a top signing for Port Vale and will instantly improve their midfield. He is superb on the ball and has showcased that during the years for his parent club at academy and even senior level when he had the opportunity to do so in pre-season. The transition into senior football can be a difficult test physically but the club clearly felt it was time for the 19-year-old to experience that.

He featured for Erik ten Hag’s side in the EFL Cup earlier this season against Crystal Palace and was easily one of the best players on the pitch during his short cameo.

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