Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has revealed that Siriki Dembele is available for the right price as he enters the last year of his contract.
Jonson Clarke-Harris may have grabbed most of the headlines in Posh’s promotion season thanks to his 31 League One goals, but Dembele’s progression has also continued under Darren Ferguson.
This past season was Dembele’s third at London Road but it was by far his most productive, scoring 11 times and adding 12 assists onto that in 41 appearances (transfermarkt), all whilst playing in a number of different positions across the forward line.
It will come as no surprise that the transfer interest that came in January is once again proving prominent now the season has ended.
Recently relegated Premier League side Fulham scouted Dembele during Posh’s 3-3 draw with Lincoln earlier in the month according to Football Insider, joining the growing list of admirers that is said to include the Scottish pair of Rangers and Celtic.
Peterborough’s transfer policy means that if Dembele rejects a new deal this summer then he will be placed on the transfer list, but a recent change in representation could complicate matters and make it a prolonged process.
Nevertheless though every player has a price but Fry has insisted that Posh will not budge from getting the right amount of money.
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“Siriki’s situation is slightly more complicated as he has gone away and he’s just changed agents to ones based in Paris,” said Fry, per the Peterborough Telegraph.
“I have told him that even if he wants to leave it will only happen if we get an acceptable fee.”
The fact that Peterborough seem to be open to offers for the 24-year-old is good news for anyone who is looking at signing Dembele this summer.
Considering he’s changed agents, it seems like Dembele is angling for a move away in the transfer window and Fry’s confirmation that he’s available for the right price should see the offers come rolling in.
It would be a disappointment for Peterborough if they were to lose their most creative outlet just as they secure promotion back to the Championship, but they expected this to happen and it’s happened to them before in the past – it’s inevitable that the attacker will not be a Posh player come the end of August.