Adam Crookes could be on his way out of Nottingham Forest over the summer, with Port Vale reportedly keen to procure his signature after a successful loan spell. Crookes is out of contract at Forest in the coming weeks and hasn’t been handed an extension so he’ll be a free agent unless he secures a move elsewhere.
The 21-year-old has spent the second-half of the season at Vale Park, making 15 League Two appearances and could be turning his loan deal permanent when the campaign comes to a close. Crookes has been a regular with the Valiants ever since making the switch on January 14 and says his future will be resolved soon.
He told the Stoke Sentinel: “I am taking it step by step at the minute, waiting for things to sort themselves out at the end of the season. I think we will get round to that soon and see where we stand.” With Sam Byram, Tendayi Darikwa and Saidy Janko ahead of Crookes in the right-back pecking order at Forest, a move away from the City Ground might be required to get regular first-team football.
Vale are currently 18th in the fourth tier of English football with 47 points from 42 games this season, coming off the back of two wins from their last three games. Crookes’ side are 10 points clear of the relegation zone but 17 points adrift of the playoffs.