PORT Vale are close to signing Newcastle United’s Remie Streete on loan.
The South Tynesider has been a target for the League One club for several weeks.
And Vale are hopeful of agreeing a deal for the defender today ahead of Saturday’s home fixture against Yeovil Town.
Streete, yet to make a competitive appearance for Newcastle, was yesterday seen at Vale Park.
And the 19-year-old, from South Shields, is keen to get first-team experience in what is the last year of his United contract.
Newcastle are willing to loan out Streete - who is looking to put two injury-interrupted years behind him - but the club, it seems, will insist on a recall clause in the deal.
United defenders Paul Dummett and Daryl Janmaat were forced to withdraw from their respective international squads due to thigh and hamstring problems, while Steven Taylor was unavailable for last weekend’s game at Swansea City because of injury.
Streete has been in Newastle’s matchday squad in recent weeks, though he has not made the bench.
The centre-half is keen to “push on” and play competitive games.
Speaking to the Gazette in July, he said: “I’ve had a bad two seasons with me being injured – that’s hindered me a little bit – but I’ve got a year left on my contract at Newcastle.
“I want to push on here, get some experience on loan and see where I am at the end of the season.”
Vale have appointed Rob Page as interim manager after the resignation of Micky Adams last month.
The Football League’s emergency loan window opened last month.
Club’s outside the top flight can sign Premier League players on loan until November 27.
The likes of Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic and Shane Ferguson could also be loaned out to Football League clubs.