Peterborough United star doubled his wages when moving to Coventry City

Peterborough United striker Matt Godden doubled his wages when he moved to Coventry City last summer.

Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 1:09 pm
Matt Godden playing for Posh against Coventry.

Posh director of football Barry Fry made the revelation during a long conversation with the Peterborough Telegraph about agents and transfers.

Posh paid Stevenage around £400k for Godden when he became Steve Evans’ first signing as Posh manager in July, 2018.

The striker enjoyed a productive first season at Posh scoring 18 goals - 14 of them before Christmas - but Evans was replaced by Darren Ferguson who felt he was unlikely to start Godden regularly so he was allowed to leave.

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Matt Godden celebrates a goal for Posh against Sunderland.

Coventry fought off interest from Portsmouth to sign Godden for a reported £750k fee and he helped his new club to the 2019-20 League One title by scoring 15 goals.

“I didn’t want Matty to leave,” Fry revealed. “I thought he would be decent back-up to Ivan Toney and Mo Eisa, but Matty felt that at 28 he wanted to play regularly so we reluctantly let him leave.

“And what a great move it turned out be for both clubs and the player. We made a healthy profit on Matty, and he doubled his wages and won promotion.

“We are not bitter at all because Matt is a great lad who deserves his success. We weren’t exactly short of goals so I doubt he would have been the difference to us going up either.

“Mo Eisa did fade in the second-half of the season, but he still made a decent contribution and when Siriki Dembele moved up front he was outstanding.

Eisa scored 16 goals in his first Posh season, 15 of them before Christmas.