Here’s a name you recognise, right? That’s because he’s been linked with us before, both in the January window and earlier in the summer.
Whitfield was part of the Bradford City academy until the age of 16 and, after his release, he joined the Silsden under-19 side before signing for the Guiseley academy. He made his Guiseley debut in 2013 before attracting the attention of Bournemouth, who he joined in 2014. w
He hasn’t managed an appearance for the Cherries, but as well as Port Vale, Whitfield has spent time on loan at Yeovil and Kidderminster. In 2015/16 he scored six times for Kiddie as they were relegated from the National League. In March 2016 It was his 83rd minute effort which Paul Farman saved that led to their winning goal against us at Sincil Bank.
In 2016/17 he played on loan at Yeovil, scoring three times in 34 appearances and last season he caught the eye at Port Vale, with four goals and two assists. He’s 22 now and has a year left of his Cherries deal to run, so he could be in the same boat as Ryan Allsopp, looking to impress somewhere and earn a deal.
Having already proven himself at this level, he would be a very astute addition to the Imps squad.