Chairman reveals £2 million bid for a Posh player

Was Jack Baldwin (right) the subject of a �2 million transfer bid?
Was Jack Baldwin (right) the subject of a �2 million transfer bid?
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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony turned down a £2 million bid for one of his players today (May 15).

MacAnthony broke the news on his Twitter feed. He revealed the player concerned was not last season’s top scorer Britt Assombalonga leading to speculation that young central defender Jack Baldwin was the target.

MacAnthony, who returns to the United States today, said: “Football still chasing me even when I’m trying to get a break. At airport about to board a plane and phone rings. ‘We want such and such 9and it’s not Britt Assombalonga) and I’m like, sorry nope he’s not for sale.

“We will give you £2 million today. I said no thanks, but appreciate the call! Calls like that give me great confidence that our policy as a club is the right one and the only one. I’m now starting to get excited again for refresh/rebuild.”

Posh paid Hartlepool £500k for Baldwin in January. He was outstanding in the play-off semi-final defeat at Leyton Orient on Tuesday (May 13).