It was reported here on The72 earlier this week that Peterborough United had agreed a deal to sign centre-back Frankie Kent from League Two side Colchester United, with the finer details ready to be put in place.

And now, Peterborough United have confirmed the arrival of Colchester United’s Frankie Kent. The arrival of the 23-year-old centre-back was announced by Posh chairman and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony on Saturday, saying on Twitter:

Posh have been in the market for a new “young and hungry” centre-back to partner up with fellow summer arrival Mark Beevers in Darren Ferguson’s side next season. Oldham Athletic’s George Edmundson was one of the club’s targets before a deal broke down and he moved to Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

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Now, however, MacAnthony has revealed Kent was, in fact, the club’s number one target, first making an enquiry for the Colchester man back in April, he said on his YouTube channel, also revealing Kent turned down Championship interest to make the move to London Road.

Speaking to the League One club’s website on Saturday, Kent said that he is looking forward to getting started with the Posh as they look to embark on a promotion push in the 2019/20 season.

“I spoke to the manager on Wednesday and had a chat with my family, but I knew my decision and I am really pleased to be here. I feel that this is the right move for me at this stage in my career. 

“I really enjoyed my time at Colchester United and met some great people there and have played a lot of games in League Two. This is the next step and I am looking forward to hopefully a promotion push with Peterborough. The way the manager likes to play suits me down to the ground and I am looking forward to developing here as a player. 

“It was important for me to get the deal done before the lads come back for pre-season and I can now meet them and get to know them on the first day. It is a really good opportunity for me here and I am looking forward to getting started.”

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