Port Vale loanee Mitchell Clark casts doubt on his Aston Villa future

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Mitchell Clark could leave Championship outfit Aston Villa on a free but will he stay in League Two with Port Vale?

Mitchell Clark of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Burton, England.

Mitchell Clark admits he is unsure what his future holds with the defender’s contract at Aston Villa due to expire at the end of the season, while speaking to the Stoke Sentinal.

The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at Aston Villa and made his first-team debut for the Midland giants in a 2017 EFL Cup tie against Wigan Athletic but progress has been slow since then.

That 4-1 thrashing of the Latics remains Clark’s only appearance for the senior side and he is currently on loan at League Two outfit Port Vale.

 

The versatile defender has made a huge impression at Vale Park, however, making 40 appearances in all competitions while supporters have been quick to praise the youngster’s impact.

Clark has admitted that he is yet to hold talks with Aston Villa about extending a contract that is due to come to an end in July.

"I don't know what's going to happen at the end of the season. The season ends in five or six games and Villa have to come to me and tell me what is going to happen. Then I will go from there, but at the minute I am happy being at Vale,” the Wales U19 international said.

Mitchell Clark of Aston Villa (R) fights for the ball with Shane Jeffery of HKFC Captain's Select during the Main Tournament match between Aston Villa and HKFC Captain's Select, part of...

"At the minute nothing has happened. I have not had a discussion with Villa about what my situation is. Neither has my agent so I am just going to ride it out until the end of the season and go from there."

Clark has admitted that he would be interested in staying at Port Vale should Aston Villa decide not to extend his contract, while the fourth-tier outfit would surely jump at the chance to keep him around.

Mitchell Clark of Port Vale moves forward with the ball away from Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Northampton Town at Vale Park on...

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