Bristol Rovers transfer revelation emerges on Cardiff City star

Port Vale’s first signing of the summer - was apparently wanted by Bristol Rovers.
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Bristol Rovers have apparently missed out on signing Tom Sang, who recently left Cardiff City.

The 23-year-old was released by the Bluebirds on Friday, and it has not taken long for him to find a new club. Sang, who can play as a right-back but prefers playing as a midfielder, is said to have had interest from the Gas, as well as two league rivals, and have seemingly missed out.

Port Vale - who appointed Andy Crosby as their successor to Darrell Clarke - have won the race, reportedly beating off competition from Rovers and Cheltenham Town, who had shown interest in the former Manchester United youngster.

Sunday Mirror Sports News Editor Darren Witcoop said on Twitter: “Port Vale have won the League One race to sign Tom Sang after the midfielder was released by Cardiff.

“Cheltenham and Bristol Rovers had shown interest.”

Sang has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Vale Park and was a target for the Valiants once they secured their third-tier status. Commenting on the signing, Andy Crosby said: “After speaking to Tom it’s clear to me that he has the hunger and determination needed to succeed and I look forward to seeing him grow on and off the pitch here at Vale Park.

“His versatility will give us options and his positivity and work ethic will ensure he beds in well with the squad.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Tom to the club.”

Sang was on the books of Cardiff for three-and-a-half years and made 27 appearances under various managers. He fell out of favour under French manager Sabri Lamouchi, and despite a change in management was not kept on. His last appearance for the Welsh club came in a defeat to Leeds United in mid-January, and he only made their match-day squad a further four times.

He joined United in 2015 having begun his career at Bolton Wanderers and had a loan spell at AFC Fylde. His other clubs include Cheltenham, where he had a 14-game loan spell, and then Scottish Premiership outfit St Johnstone.

Sang is the second right-back to have been linked with a move to the Memorial Stadium this summer. Tranmere Rovers defender Josh Dacres-Cogley - also linked with a move to Vale, is also a target according to reports, but could sign a new deal at Prenton Park.