peterborough united, Peterborough United negotiate with PL club over sale of defender

Peterborough United negotiate with PL club over sale of defender

Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards is being targeted by several Premier League clubs, as per The Athletic.

Peterborough United are preparing for another season in League One this summer.

Darren Ferguson’s side finished 4th last season in the third tier, but lost in the two legged semi final against Oxford United who ended up achieving promotion to the Championship.

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Edwards, 21, was Peterborough United’s player of the year last season. The central defender played 55 games for Posh across all competitions last season. He scored two goals in League One and caught the eye of many with his performances.

The likes of Everton have held interest in the past and now The Athletic are reporting that one Premier League clubs is in talks with Peterborough United whilst several others monitor the situation. Posh are reportedly open to sell him this summer, but only if their valuation is met.

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peterborough united, Peterborough United negotiate with PL club over sale of defender

Who is this?

A huge prospect

The former England youth international is a very exciting player. At 21 there is still a lot of time for him to develop and his performances last season were a cut above.

The Premier League is a big step up and it remains to be seen which clubs are eyeing a move and therefore it’s hard to predict what sort of role he would have in those clubs.

However, if he can make the switch this summer and spend some time settling into his new environment there is no reason he can’t be a starter in the top flight very soon.

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It will all come down to the price tag though and whether Peterborough United can get the interested clubs to match whatever they want this summer.

The ideal time

With just one year left on his contract, there isn’t much time left for Posh to sell their prospect and make a good fee back off him.

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He will be well aware of the interest and plaudits he is getting from above and that may make it tough for Posh to extend his deal should he not be sold this summer.

Ferguson will be losing a huge player if he does depart during this transfer window, but the fee they would bring in would help them strengthen their squad elsewhere and that could ultimately help them on their path for promotion.

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