In an interview with BBC Local Radio, Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony says the club have already rejected a £250,000 bid for striker Ricky Miller. The 28-year-old has yet to officially join the club or even kick a ball, but that hasn’t stopped a rival making a cheeky offer.
According to the Peterborough Telegraph, Posh’s Sky Bet League One rivals Charlton Athletic were also in the running to sign up Miller, whose contract with Dover Athletic expired this summer. He will make the move to the ABAX Stadium on a free this summer.
In 43 appearances for Dover last season, Miller scored a cool 42 goals in the process. His side narrowly missed out on the play-off places, meaning it was inevitable that he would be leaving following the expiration of his deal. Peterborough were the lucky ones to snap him up, and MacAnthony joked selling Miller now would’ve been the easier profit he has ever made,
“That could have been the easiest stock transaction of my life. We turned it down. He’s a big part of my plans.
“I want Ricky to win the golden boot possibly this year, in competition with any other strikers we bring in.”
Miller, who was born in Peterborough, now gets his second crack at EFL football having spent time with Luton Town earlier in his career. Pre-season training resumes at the end of next month, and Miller will be linking up with the rest of his new squad, and certainly not be heading for the exit door already! Grant McCann certainly will be relieved to hear that!