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Derek Agyakwa signs for the Vale

26 July 2022

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to confirm that Derek Agyakwa has joined the club following a successful trial period.

The 20-year-old began his career with the FC Twente academy, where he climbed through the ranks, featuring for their Under-17 and Under-19 sides.

Following his departure from FC Twente, he left his native Netherlands and signed for then Premier League side Watford, where he spent the two years, going on a short-term loan to Italian side Como 1907.

Agyakwa, who made two appearances for the Hornets, joined up with the Valiants for a trial period and travelled with the squad to Spain for a our La Cala pre-season training camp.

The defender impressed during his trial with the club, which featured pre-season appearances against both Kidsgrove Athletic and Dundee United.

Speaking about the arrival of Agyakwa, manager Darrell Clarke said: “Derek is coming in as a player that we can help to develop and grow.

“We are looking forward to working with him, he has shown a real willingness to learn and improve his game, and his time on trial with us showcased the ability that he already possesses.

“He is someone that we can develop for the future and is a somebody that we are looking to build into the player we know he is capable of being.”

Welcome to Port Vale, Derek!

This is subject to EFL and FA clearance.

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