Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has confirmed that they will not stand in Jonson Clarke-Harris’s way if he wants to leave the newly-promoted Championship club this summer.
The 26-year-old, who has been linked with Sheffield United and Rangers, scored 33 goals in all competitions last season, helping the Posh to clinch promotion from League One in the process. However, Fry says that they can’t really afford to keep him:
“Without divulging, the player’s not on a fortune. At our level you don’t get a fortune and at Peterborough you don’t get a fortune. Throughout the last 25 years, we’ve put players in there, we’ve developed players, and the owners have put so much in, and it’s my job to sell a player to offset the losses.”
Fry has previously claimed that Peterborough will hold out for a fee that is five times the £1.25m they paid Bristol Rovers for the striker last year. That would mean an asking price above £6m.
The Blades are in desperate need of more goals, and we shall see whether the Yorkshire club are open to paying a sizeable fee for Clarke-Harris. It must be said that the forward was not very prolific the last time he played in England’s second tier, managing just nine goals in 57 appearances for Rotherham, but he may have improved as a player since then.