Port Vale are close to agreeing a loan deal to sign highly rated Huddersfield Town youngster Rekeil Pyke, the club's assistant manager Chris Morgan has revealed.
Pyke turned out for the Valiants in 6-0 pre-season friendly victory over Kidsgrove Athletic, coming off the bench in the second half and scoring twice.
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"I think as far as we are concerned the deal is done," Morgan told the Stoke Sentinel.
"We approached Huddersfield and I think there are just little bits left to sort out. Hopefully that should be done and over the line."
Whether or not this move puts an end to interest in Pyke shown by Everton and Watford is unknown, with the Sun claiming last month that both Premier League clubs had been keepings tabs on the 19-year-old.
Talk of a move has admittedly gone quiet since that initial report, which also said that Terriers manager David Wagner was keen to keep the striker at the John Smith's Stadium to see how he develops.
Pyke spent the second half of last season on loan at Colchester United and impressed boss John McGreal - who described the forward as a "beast of a kid" - during 12 appearances for the Essex club, despite not scoring a goal.
The teenager also had a temporary spell in the National League with Wrexham during the 2016/17 campaign.
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