Posh have a £30 million player on board for the promotion race

Peterborough United have borrowed a £30 million goalkeeper for the rest of the League One season.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:02 am
Josef Bursik during his Posh debut at Swindon. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Josef Bursik during his Posh debut at Swindon. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

That’s the value Stoke City have placed on Josef Bursik who moved to Posh in an emergency loan deal in time to make an accomplished debut at Swindon on Saturday (April 10), according to London Road director of football Barry Fry.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson decided to chase Bursik after regular number one Christy Pym was sidelined by a side strain.

Posh were able to use the emergency loan market because neither of the club’s back-up goalkeepers Dan Gyollai and Will Blackmore had made five Football League appearances.

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Fry was eventually able to tie up the Bursik transfer after opening negotiations with Stoke owner Peter Coates.

“They value Josef at £30 million,” Fry claimed. “He was excellent at Doncaster on loan earlier this season and then played 15 Championship matches for Stoke who were so impressed they gave him a new contract on good wages.”