Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed Rangers and West Ham linked defender Ronnie Edwards will be available on a cut price deal this January.
The Ibrox side were mentioned by BBC Sport as an interested suitor in the 20-year-old England talent as Michael Beale hunted for a centre-back in the summer.
But as the Ibrox side were priced out of a Ronnie Edwards move, Premier League West Ham looked to have launched a deadline-defying bid for the centre-back.
For whatever reason, that move fell apart and now Peterborough chair Darragh MacAnthony is claiming that Ronnie Edwards is up for sale in the January window.
What’s more, the League One side are ready to lower their valuation of the defender due to their third tier status as the player prepares to enter the final 18 months of his contract.
It comes with Ronnie Edwards linked to several Premier League sides over the last few months, with Bournemouth and Newcastle United also mentioned.
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“I’m not asking for £6 million, £8 million, (or) £10 million [for Ronnie Edwards],” Darragh MacAnthony told the Hard Truth Podcast.
“I’m being realistic, as we are a League One club. If we were in the Championship, I’d ask for a bit more.
“I just want a fair fee with some decent add ons, and we will get it in January.”
Whilst it’s not clear how much Peterborough and Darragh MacAnthony will demand for Ronnie Edwards, going by the comments it appears the Rangers-linked centre-back will be available for around the £4m or £5m mark.
Given the defender’s potential and English-trained background that might actually be a steal for a club like Rangers with the Gers yet to plug their issues at centre-back.
A star in England’s U20s World Cup squad, the defender is considered a future England international and Rangers’ ears might’ve just pricked up at this news.
The centre-back has huge potential resale value and if Rangers do have these ambitions they will have to speculate to accumulate.