Bradford City striker Aaron McLean is reportedly edging closer to a return to the club that brought him into the Football League: Peterborough United.
Both McLean and City are keen for the move to materialise with offers from Peterborough and two League Two clubs believed to be on the table (Reportedly Portsmouth and Luton Town).
The move, should it materialise for any club, would be a loan most likely until January. Whilst McLean’s preferred destination is London Road, Bradford are holding out for Peterborough United to pay a larger cut of his wages.
Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Manager Phil Parkinson had this to say on Aaron’s likely destination:
“The chairman is speaking to Barry Fry regarding the money Peterborough are prepared to pay towards Aaron’s wages.
“At the moment, their offer is less than what we have been offered from the clubs in a lower division.
“Aaron wants to go to Peterborough, and you can understand that, but it’s a difficult one when we’ve already been offered more. We’ll probably know more later today.
“The money side of it is down to the chairman. I can understand why we’d want Peterborough to match or beat the offers.”
The Posh signed Aaron from non-league Grays in 2006. The striker went on to score 82 goals before leaving for Hull City in January of 2010.
The reaction to the news has been mixed on twitter. Some fans are obviously delighted that a club legend may well be returning, others however, believe that McLean is past his best, and that the signing goes against the club’s ‘young and hungry’ policy of signings.
Peterborough are also believed to be in the market for a centre-back on loan as well. With Jack Baldwin facing up to a year on the sideline, manager Darren Ferguson hinted in his post-match press conference on Saturday at bringing in an experienced head at the back.