Morecambe striker Jack Redshaw rejected a transfer to Peterborough United yesterday, much to the delight of his manager Jim Bentley.
The League Two leaders announced that they accepted a “substantial fee” from a League One side for Redshaw but, after undergoing a medical and discussing personal terms, the 23-year-old turned down the opportunity, with Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirming his club’s interest via Twitter.
“Jack’s a good talent. We’re only too pleased to have him back,” Bentley was quoted as saying by BBC Radio Lancashire.
He added: “We accepted it because it was a decent offer, but he looked at it and, at this stage of his life and career, it wasn’t the right move for him.
“If he can turn in some decent performances and keeps getting on the scoresheet, I think there will be one or two more coming after him in the future.”
Redshaw began his career at Manchester City, and subsequently experienced spells at Rochdale and Altrincham before joining his current club in January 2012.
He found the net twice during his first half-season for the Shrimps, and went on to score 16 goals in the campaign that followed; he then contributed eight strikes in 2013-14 and also scored against Dagenham & Redbridge on the opening day of this term.