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Port Vale 19:45 Carlisle

Pope rejected better offers

Former Rotherham striker returns home to fulfil his dreams

Last Updated: 02/08/11 2:08pm

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Pope: Turned the chance of bigger offers to live out his dreams with Port Vale

Pope: Turned the chance of bigger offers to live out his dreams with Port Vale

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Port Vale's new signing Tom Pope has revealed he turned down better offers to sign for his boyhood idols.

Pope enjoyed a stint on loan with the Valiants from Rotherham last term and managed to snare three goals in 13 appearances.

League Two club Morecambe and non-league Mansfield Town both reportedly offered the striker lucrative two-year deals, while Macclesfield were rumoured to be preparing an enticing offer.

But for Pope, the lure of playing for the team that resonates within his heart was an opportunity no amount of money could match.

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"I've taken a massive drop in wages to come here and turned down bigger offers from other clubs," he told The Sentinel.

"But I've got no problem with that because Vale is the club I support and they're on my doorstep, so I didn't want to go anywhere else.

"Money isn't everything when it comes to football and I play my best football when I'm at my happiest.

"Hopefully, if I do well, I can get a longer deal, but it was best for both parties that I signed a one-year deal."

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