Former Aberdeen and Manchester United star James Wilson has joined English League Two club Port Vale on a two-year deal.

Wilson was last with division rival Salford City, where he scored 10 goals in 35 matches after the Manchester United academy graduate joined in January 2020.

Portsmouth v Salford City - EFL Trophy Final 2020

James Wilson was last with Salford City. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old burst onto the scene at Manchester United, scoring on his debut as a teenager in 2013 but he never built on that. Wilson had four separate loan spells away from Old Trafford before his release, the latter with Aberdeen.

A promising loan spell prompted then-Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to sign Wilson permanently in 2019 after his release from Manchester United, but he left to join Salford after six months.

Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have managed to bring in James. His pedigree is fantastic. I’m sure he will prove a great attacking threat for us. He scored seven league goals last season for Salford and played wide in a few of those games. He has the potential to score more goals when leading the line.”

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