Ex Rangers and Newcastle defender Streete: Twitter helped me join Port Vale

Former Newcastle United defender and Rangers loanee Remie Streete has mentioned that the supporters at his new club helped make his mind up over a transfer.

Perhaps encouraging Newcastle United and Rangers fans to do the same thing if they want to secure their transfer targets this summer, Remie Streete revealed to the Stoke Sentinel that the Port Vale supporters on Twitter played a big role in convincing him to return to the club where he had spent some time on loan last season.

Streete signed a two year contract at Vale, having struggled to make an impact at the Magpies or during a loan spell with the Gers, and he is now looking forward to playing for the fans that told him of their hopes that he would sign for the League One side after his contract at St James's Park expired.

“I had a lot of support on Twitter from Port Vale fans and it just felt like they wanted me to come back as well which was nice," he told the Stoke Sentinel.

“The main thing is the lure of playing football every week but it is nice to feel that the fans want you and want to see what you can do.”

The 20-year-old was thought of as a very promising youngster on Tyneside, but failed to make any appearance whatsoever for the Magpies during his seven year stay at the club.

He was part of a group of five players that were sent on loan to Rangers earlier this year, but few of those ever made much of an impact at Ibrox, with Streete's only game time coming during a defeat to Raith Rovers in the League Cup.

To date, the place the centre back has received the most first team football is at Vale Park, even though it was just 3 appearances last season before Newcastle recalled him because of injury problems in defence.

It is clear that now Streete has decided his next career move, he intends to get as much football under his belt as possible. 

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch