Jak Alnwick agrees new Port Vale deal

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HITC Sport understands former Newcastle United goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has agreed a new deal at Port Vale.

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has agreed a new long-term deal at Port Vale, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Alnwick joined Port Vale on a short-term deal until January after leaving Newcastle in the summer.

The former England youth international made eight first-team appearances for Newcastle last season after injuries to Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, making his debut in the famous 2-1 win over Chelsea at St James' Park.

Alnwick ended last season on loan at Bradford City, and Port Vale moved to bring him to Vale Park in August.

The 22-year-old has impressed for Port Vale, starting every game for Rob Page's side in all competitions.

Alnwick enjoyed his finest hour for Vale in their Capital One Cup clash at West Bromwich Albion, where he helped his side to a goalless draw after extra-time before eventually losing on penalties.

A number of clubs are thought to have been keeping tabs on Alnwick's situation, but Port Vale have moved to fend off any potential interest by tying down the keeper to a new two-and-a-half-year deal.

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