Peterborough manager Barry Fry has revealed the club rejected an offer from a Premier League side to sign reported Tottenham target Ronnie Edwards.
Edwards was one of the few shining lights for Posh in the Championship this season, which saw them relegated straight to Ligue 1.
The 19-year-old has since captured attention in the English top flight, with the Daily mail previously claiming Spurs and Crystal Palace are interested in a potential deal this summer.
Aston Villa and Southampton have since joined the pursuit while German sides Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are also credited as suitors (The sun).
Fry confirmed the club had had “numerous conversations” with clubs keen to get Edwards back, including a rejected £2million offer from an unnamed Premier League side.
The Peterborough chief also revealed that Edwards, who is valued at over £15million, wants to stay in England and expects interest to increase when the youngster returns from international duties with the least amount of money. 19 years old from England.
Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph“We have had many conversations with many clubs about Ronnie. And we had an offer from a Premier League club which we turned down because it was well below our assessment of the player.
“I’m not surprised he’s been linked with big clubs, although I haven’t spoken to anyone about Southampton or Aston Villa.
“Ronnie told me his preference was to stay in England and play in the Premier League, but he’s also happy to stay with us if we decide to keep him. He’s under contract for another three years so there’s no There’s no rush. If our asking price isn’t met, he won’t leave.
“I doubt anything will develop until Ronnie returns from the England Under-19 team this summer. I imagine some big clubs will be watching him closely in this tournament.
Peterborough signed Edwards from non-League side Barnet in the summer of 2020 and he has made 43 first-team appearances for the club (transfer market).
Boosts web opinion
Edwards appears to be quite an exciting young player and he has accumulated a lot of experience throughout this season playing at centre-back for the majority of Peterborough’s league campaign.
If Spurs were to bring him in, he would certainly be one for the future, which could be a route the club could take if they want to have options further down the line.
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