Midfielder Makes Vale Park Switch
Portuguese midfielder Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior has joined Port Vale on loan from Premier League giants Everton.
The 23-year-old, more commonly known as Francisco Junior, has put pen to paper on a deal at Vale Park that will last until the end of the current season.
A Portugal under-21 international, Francisco joined the Toffees in 2012 on a free transfer after leaving Benfica, where he had come through the academy.
He has since spent time on loan at Dutch club Vitesse and Norwegian side Stromsgodset IF.
The midfielder should be eligible to play for the Valiants this weekend against Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium.
said: “We’re really pleased to have secured Francisco’s services until the end of the season.Rob PageSpeaking of the acquisition of Francisco, Vale manager
“He’s a very talented player who has impressed for Everton as well as abroad while he has been out on loan previously.
“I’d like to thank Roberto Martinez for his co-operation with getting this deal over the line.”