TRANSFER GOSSIP: Tayls is a wanted man

Jon Taylor is a wanted man. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Jon Taylor is a wanted man. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Winger Jon Taylor has emerged as one of Peterborough United’s mmost wanted men.

The 24 year-old has been the subject of several inquiries from clubs keen to find out whether or not he is firmly in new Posh manager Grant McCann’s plans.

Andrew Hughes has been in great pre-season form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Andrew Hughes has been in great pre-season form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

McCann is a big fan of the midfield diamond, a system that doesn’t favour Taylor over other members of the squad.

The club have rebuffed all interest so far even though Taylor was a substitute in all four Posh matches McCann managed last season.

He came on as a substitute in all of them and scored a hat-trick in the final game of last season against Blackpool under McCann. That meant taylor was joint top scorer in League One for Posh last season with 11 goals.

Posh director of football Barry Fry said: “I have had clubs interested in Jon, but that’s as far as it’s gone so far.”

Posh sold midfielder Harry Beautyman to local rivals Northampton last week, but are still keen to shed more players, although midfielder Brad Inman’s broken leg might mean Taylor is retained.

Teenage midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes is another Posh player attracting plenty of interest from other clubs.

Premier League side Spurs are believed to be the most keen on a 17-year-old favourite of McCann and the Posh fans.

The pre-season form of Andrew Hughes has eased the Posh pain of missing out on long-term transfer target Callum Elder.

Posh were keen for the 21-year-old Aussie to have a second spell on loan at the ABAX Stadium from Leicester City, but the player is understood to be joining Championship side Brentford.

But Hughes has been in dazzling form in a back four that appears to have improved on last season’s form.

“Andrew Hughes has been brilliant,” Fry added. “The manager was keen on a return for Callum, but Andrew has been playing well enough to be seen as the number one left-back in the squad.