TRANSFER NEWS: Posh miss out on Moncur

George Moncur (right).George Moncur (right).
George Moncur (right).
Peterborough United have missed out on major transfer target George Moncur.

Moncur today (June 21) signed for Championship side Barnsley. The Tykes and Posh had agreed to pay £500k to Colchester for the 22 year-old.

Moncur had met with new Posh manager Grant McCann, but the lure of Championship rather than League One football predictably won the day.

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Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony tweeted: “I did my best on this one, but couldn’t compete with Championship football/money. Some we win, some we lose. Onwards!”

The size of the Posh bid is seen as a statement of intent by a club desperate to win back their Championship place.

The Peterborough Telegraph has tried to contact director of football Barry Fry, the man in charge of transfer dealings at Posh, for a comment.