Former Crewe goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson has agreed a one-year contract at Port Vale.
The 25-year-old, who played for Conference club Barrow last season, has already passed a medical at Vale Park and will pen his deal when the players return for pre-season training on July 1.
Tomlinson trained with the League Two outfit last summer and manager Micky Adams told the club`s official website: "We are delighted to offer Stuart a contract with Port Vale after he so nearly joined the club last summer."
He added: "He is a keeper with tremendous agility, who is renowned for his shot-stopping, and we have the benefit of knowing all about him after working with him for a short spell last season.
"Stuart is aware that he will have tough competition for the number one spot in Chris Martin, but he is ready for the challenge and looking forward to being back in the Football League."
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