Peterborough United midfielder understood to have turned down a move to the Scottish Premier League to stay in League One in England

It’s understood Peterborough United midfielder Ryan Broom has turned down a move to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen as he wants to stay at English League One side Plymouth Argyle.

By Alan Swann
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 12:52 pm
Ryan Broom in action for Posh.
Ryan Broom in action for Posh.

Posh were hoping to cash in on a player unlikely to break back into Darren Ferguson’s first team squad, but the 25 year-old is keen to complete a season-long loan in Devon before deciding his future.

Attacking midfielder Broom is under contract at Posh until the end of next season after penning a three-year deal when moving from Cheltenham Town in August, 2020 for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £300k.

But he started just five games for Posh, scoring one goal in a 3-1 win over Swindon at London Road, before moving to Burton Albion on loan last January.

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Broom joined Plymouth in August and has excelled in a team pushing for the League One play-offs, scoring three times in 18 starts.

Posh director of football Barry Fry, the man in charge of transfer negotiations at the Weston Homes Stadium, said: “There are actually three clubs in for Ryan, but he wants to stay at Plymouth. He’s very happy down there, but they have yet to make a bid for him.”

Fry revealed a Scottish Premier League side - believed to be Aberdeen - were in for Broom earlier this month.

Plymouth boss Steve Schumacher suggested Posh were trying to prompt his club into making a bid for Broom, but they have so far resisted.

“It’s a strange transfer market just now,” Fry said. “There isn’t much business being done, certainly not for a fee with clubs uncertain about finances because of Covid .

“We do want to get players out , but it’s not easy. We have to be careful who we let go though. There has been interest in Jonson Clarke-Harris and Sammie Szmodics.

“But if we do, God forbid, go down those two plus Joe Ward have good scoring records in League One. There’s almost 60 goals there.

“We will keep working on deals in and out though. We want to give our manager every chance of success.”