Plenty of Birmingham City fans have reacted on social media, after Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealed that the Blues have had two bids rejected for Marcus Maddison.
Maddison has been one of the standout players for Peterborough over the past few years and has been a key player for the Posh so far this season, scoring ten goals and providing eight assists in 25 appearances in all competitions.
The 26-year-old is regarded as one of the best attacking players outside of the Championship, but with his contract at Peterborough is set to expire at the end of the season, he’s been linked with a move to a number of clubs.
Peterborough confirmed on their club website yesterday that the club have accepted a bid for Maddison from Charlton Athletic and that the player has been given permission to speak to the Addicks to discuss personal terms.
The Posh also confirmed that two other Championship clubs have made multiple bids for Maddison, but were not granted permission to speak to the player.
MacAnthony later revealed on Twitter that one of those clubs was Birmingham, who made two bids for the attacking midfielder, but both of them were rejected by the Posh.
Birmingham have made 2 bids which we turned down 👍🏻 https://t.co/bgg4j1vjAJ
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) January 13, 2020
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Plenty of Birmingham supporters were quick to respond to the message from MacAnthony on Twitter and react to the news that the Blues appear to have missed out on Maddison. Here is a look at some of the best responses…
Can you accept another one if I say please?
— Cal (@CallumTxylor) January 13, 2020
Accept mate Barry Fry will be devastated
— Kane Styles (@KaneGStyles) January 13, 2020
— aaron taylor (@aet060585) January 13, 2020
We’re the bids close or way off?
Always liked him & Toney
— Michael Jabbari (@mike1983jabbari) January 13, 2020
Cheers, we got enough attacking midfield players 👍🏻
— James Wu-Tang (@bcfcjames) January 13, 2020
Please just accept I have wanted him down blues for the past 3 seasons
— Ryan (@OutrageousOdin) January 13, 2020
Go on accept it! See it as an investment for when you put a bid in to buy the club 😂
— Lee W1875 (@LeeW1875) January 13, 2020
Darragh, Maddison is one of the better players outside of the Premier, I hope we stump up the cash…. because we'd be mental to let him slip by 🙄🙄😭😭
— Ciarán McKeown (@Kizkegath) January 13, 2020
Can we have toney?
— Oliver Hatton #TTAOUT (@HattonOliver) January 13, 2020
He’s a good player and I’d like him, but we brought about 823 no. 10s. Can we have Ivan Toney instead please
— chris tyler (@cbluetyler) January 13, 2020
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