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Port Vale boss claims Leicester City have signed free agent Mitch Clark

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Port Vale boss claims Leicester City have signed free agent Mitch Clark

The former Aston Villa defender had been linked with a move to the Bundesliga.

It appears Leicester City might be on the brink of signing a talented young utility player this summer. 

The player in question is Mitch Clark, who was released by Aston Villa this summer. 

The news comes from the Port Vale boss John Askey. Clark spent the 2018-19 season on loan at the League Two side and put in a string of impressive performances. So it was no surprise that Port Vale wanted to bring him permanently upon his Aston Villa release.

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However, the Valiants boss spoke about Clark to Stoke-On-Trent Live this week. He stated that Clark has joined the Foxes this summer and he was unlikely to be heading out on loan. 

“I have been told that he has signed for Leicester.

“I think if he goes to Leicester then I don’t think they will loan him out until January anyway.   You get to a stage where you just move on and hopefully we can get somebody in better.”


Leicester City have not made this move official but it certainly seems as if they have decided to give the released Villa talent a chance. 

It should be seen as a potentially exciting piece of business from Leicester. 

When news of Clark’s availability broke in the summer, the Daily Star reported that two of the Bundesliga’s top six were keen on the player. 

The versatile 20-year-old Welshman played in a number of positions for Port Vale last season. Capable on either the right side or left side of defence, Leicester might have snapped up an absolute bargain if Askey’s comments do prove true.

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