Peterborough United sporting director Barry Fry has claimed that there’s been no contact between the Posh and Rangers over Jonson Clarke Harris this summer.
Rangers have been routinely linked to 33-goal striker Clarke Harris all summer but the origins of the report appear to stem from comments made by Fry earlier in the year.
Fry namedropped Rangers alongside a host of other clubs when talking up the striker back in March and there has been no other official mention of the two parties alongside each other [Peterborough Telegraph].
And yet now London Road director Fry has been out sounding a frustrated figure as he confirms there’s been no contact between the two clubs – despite Posh interest in George Edmundson.
“I’ve heard nothing from Rangers about Jonson since the back end of last season,” said Fry [Peterborough Telegraph].
“They watched a lot of our games back then and Mervyn Day said there might be interest, but I’ve never heard anything official.
“In May we spoke to Rangers about George Edmundson and at no point did they bring Jonson into the conversation so I guess it was just paper talk, or agent talk over the weekend.
“We were interested in Edmundson, but they wanted £1.5 million for a player who hardly played for them and who spent last season on loan at Derby.
“That interest didn’t last long.”
These claims appear to back up the claims of leading Rangers insider Heart & Hand, who were responding to reports suggesting the player would be interested in a move.
Heart & Hand say that the player is not someone who is on the Gers’ “radar”.
There’s nothing in this I believe. Not on Rangers radar. pic.twitter.com/FGwKloGKv7
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) July 23, 2021
Clarke Harris enjoyed an impressive season in the English third tier last campaign, netting 33 goals for the club in total and firing Peterborough to promotion to the Championship.
The suggestion is that Clarke-Harris would cost potential suitors five times the £1m Peterborough spent on the striker, who was signed from Bristol Rovers to replace Ivan Toney.
Speaking of strikers, injuries, suspensions and Covid-19 uncertainty suggests that a £2.7m Rangers investment will get the chance to bear fruit in upcoming Champions League qualifiers.