GREAT Sankey High School’s highly-rated winger Luke Daley, said to be similar in style to a young Ryan Giggs or Leroy Sane, is to leave Port Vale after achieving a professional contract with Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool and Southampton also made offers for the 16-year-old, who is currently taking his GCSE exams, but the left-sided Cheshire Schools skipper will be moving to West Yorkshire next month after signing a three-year deal.

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Luke Daley, the Cheshire Schoolboys captain

His first two years will be on scholarship terms, but he then has a professional 12-month contract tied down from July 1, 2021.

The former Callands Community Primary School pupil played for Crosfields JFC at under eights and under nines level but was spotted by Port Vale scouts at a tournament and has been on the books of the Stoke-on-Trent outfit's academy ever since.

His dad Terry, who will be moving to Huddersfield with Luke, says all the hard work is paying off.

“Luke’s been at Port Vale since he was a kid, travelling three times a week for eight to nine years, so he’s getting his rewards," he said.

“It’s good for other kids to see where you can get to by being in sport.

"The focus on football has given him his character."

Everton fan Luke is considered to have a bright future in the game.

"Luke decided on Huddersfield because he felt they were the best team for his development as a pro footballer, " said Terry.

“The all-round feedback is his speed, his running with the ball, tracking back and defending, it’s all nine out of 10.

"Luke's had many comments saying he plays like a young Ryan Giggs and Sane from Manchester City.

“The left-footers are hard to come by.

“He’s been flying and has worked hard.

“Luke's always had interest from clubs but he was happy where he was at Port Vale.

“When he was around 11 to 12 he went to Everton for four months and then decided he didn’t want to sign for them, that he wanted to go back to what he called ‘his team Port Vale’.

“It’s his job now, he will be getting paid from July 1st.

“There'll be a lot of kids in the team who have got a two-year scholarship but won't have the pro contract that Luke has got.

"He just has to continue to work hard."

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Daley, who has lived in Warrington for the majority of his life but moved to Prescot a year ago, will be missed at The Valiants, who had also offered him a scholarship.

"He is a lovely lad and we are sad to see him go," Vale's academy manager Sevvy Aslam told StokeonTrentLive.

"We had heard what clubs were interested in him.

"He would attract the attention because he is a winger that gets you on the edge of your seat, because he loves taking players on and then he has a good delivery.

"So, whenever the ball comes to him he lights the place up, you lean forward to see what he is going to do next.

"He is that type of player."