MacAnthony on Sky Sports: ‘Eight clubs after Boyd’

George Boyd is a wanted man now the January transfer window is open.
George Boyd is a wanted man now the January transfer window is open.
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Friday, 4.35pm: Two Premier League clubs and six Championship clubs have made bids for long-serving Peterborough United player George Boyd, according to chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

MacAnthony made the revelation during a live interview on Sky Sports News today (January 4). The chairman also claimed that Posh would sign ‘three or four players’ themselves during the January transfer window.

Boyd is out of contract at the end of the season so would then be available to leave London Road on a free transfer. He almost joined Ipswich Town in the August transfer window, but failed to agree personal terms with The Tractor Boys.

MacAnthony insists it would still take a substantial bid to prise Boyd away from Posh.

MacAnthony said: “The difference in cash between us playing in the Championship or League One is £6 million so I would prefer George to stay and help us stay up.

“But if the money is right for us we will let him go. He has been a great servant to our club and I would love to see him playing in the Premier League.

“Two Premier League teams and six Championship clubs have bid for George in the last two days so it’s fair to say the interest in him is heating up. Clubs get a shock when they realise how much he is earning with us though!”

MacAnthony also revealed that Posh were interested in signing Stevenage midfielder Luke Freeman in the summer, but are no longer after him. He also stated that Posh were never in the hunt for their former striker Aaron Mclean who joined Ipswich on loan today.

MacAnthony did admit that the club fancy Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, but that the player is currently injured.

The chairman also said that he has today okayed a deal to let an as yet unnamed player leave London Road.

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