Rangers have been handed a blow in any proposed pursuit of Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris after the powerful forward spoke out about his future.
Clarke-Harris, 26, was signed as a replacement for the outgoing Ivan Toney at London Road and has spectacularly filled the void of the now Brentford striker.
Coming in for a reported £1m in the summer Harris has been a revelation in the English third tier, the striker netting 31 goals to fire Peterborough to promotion this season.
His performances have naturally had clubs linked to the striker with Rangers mentioned by sporting director Barry Fry.
This appears to be the source of the links, with Fry also hinting the club would expect five times what they paid for the forward.
“Rangers have been to a lot of our matches this season and they were there on Saturday. Sheffield United were also there, but West Brom weren’t,” said Fry [Peterborough Telegraph].
“I didn’t have a conversation about Jonson with any of them though.”
Even the likes of CSKA Moscow have been linked [Daily Mail] but Clarke-Harris has suggested that he wants to remain with the Posh as they prepare an assault on the English Championship.
“I’ve got a contract with Peterborough for the next three years and I respect my contract, I respect the club and any decision that the owner makes – he makes,” said Clarke-Harris [Glasgow Live].
“But I’m happy and I respect my contract at Peterborough.
“The aim was never to come here and be sold for millions, otherwise I wouldn’t have signed such a lengthy contract with the club, it was always to get promoted.
“Now I’m back in the Championship I feel like I deserve my fair crack at the Championship.”
Rangers have already signed a striker ahead of next season and fans have been adopting a pop classic in homage to the talented forward player.