Reported Rangers transfer target Jonson Clarke-Harris netted his seventh goal in his last seven matches for Peterborough United on Friday as his stunning form continues.
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry claimed last month that Rangers have been scouting Clarke-Harris [Peterborough Telegraph], while a Bristol Live report credited the Gers, Sheffield United, Bournemouth and West Brom with interest and valued the striker at £5m.
A fee in that region would be a significant jump from the £1m the Posh paid to sign him from Bristol Rovers in the summer [Bristol Live], but it’s hardly surprising given his goal return.
By converting a second-half penalty in a 3-1 home victory over Northampton Town in League One on Friday night, Clarke-Harris reached the 30-goal mark for the season in all competitions from just 44 appearances.
After a mini-drought during the first half of March, he’s netted seven goals in his last seven matches, bagging a hat-trick against Accrington Stanley and only failing to score against Sunderland and Blackpool.
His form has done wonders for Peterborough’s promotion hopes and they are now only second to leaders Hull City on goal difference, with the two teams having played the same number of games.
Last month’s Bristol Live report suggested that if the Posh were promoted, Clarke-Harris’ price could rise beyond £5m.
The 26-year-old has the best numbers of any striker the Gers have been linked with to date, with Britt Assombalonga and Fashion Sakala scoring just five and 13 goals respectively this season, albeit from fewer matches.