Port Vale’s highly-rated midfielder Chris Lines is set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at Vale Park, according to the Stoke Sentinel.
The news of the 27-year-old’s possible availability on a free transfer this summer has alerted a number of sides, with the set-piece specialist impressing last season. Bradford City, Coventry City, Oldham Athletic and Gillingham were all reportedly tracking the midfield playmaker.
Vale have always been keen to keep Lines, who has established himself as a key player in Micky Adams’ side since arriving from Sheffield Wednesday last summer.
The former Bristol Rovers man made starts in 33 games for Vale this season, but only found the back of the net once. However, it is his delivery and set piece speciality which explains why so many clubs have been chasing Vale’s number 18.
Port Vale are eager to reach an agreement with Lines and to secure the player’s future with the Valiants for at least another year, and the deal is expected to be completed in the very near future.