Reported Rangers target Jonson Clarke-Harris continued his remarkable form by scoring his 31st goal of the season as Peterborough United won 1-0 at Charlton Athletic in EFL League One on Saturday.
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry claimed in March that the Gers have been scouting Clarke-Harris [Peterborough Telegraph], while a Bristol Live report credited Rangers, Sheffield United, Bournemouth and West Brom with interest in the £5m-valued striker.
The Posh took something of a gamble spending a reported £1m to bring the striker to London Road last summer but he’s proven to be a bargain signing.
Prior to his side’s trip to the Valley on Saturday afternoon, he had scored seven goals in his previous eight appearances and he came up trumps again for manager Darren Ferguson, scoring with an effort from just outside the area in the 9th minute.
The 26-year-old’s 29th League One goal of the season and 31st in all competitions proved to be the winner and Peterborough are now on the brink of promotion to the Championship.
Hull City have already been promoted and the Posh will definitely join them in the second tier next season if they can take three points from their remaining three fixtures.
It’s previously been suggested that promotion could increase Clarke-Harris’ valuation further [Bristol Live], so Rangers may have to pay more than £5m if they want the striker at Ibrox next season.
There are other cheaper, if less prolific, options available for the Gers, though, and the club are reportedly close to signing a pacy international striker on a free transfer.