It is going to be a very nervous summer transfer window for Peterborough United with regards to the long-term future of their star-forward Jonson Clarke-Harris.
The forward has enjoyed a highly impressive campaign with Peterborough in League One and has played a major part in helping them secure automatic promotion back to the Championship for the first times since the 2012/13 campaign. Clarke-Harris managed to finish off the season with an impressive tally of 31 league goals and three assists in 45 appearances.
Given the forward’s form throughout the campaign, it is no surprise that he has been attracting to attentions of various clubs heading into the summer. It has been reported that Rangers are amongst the sides potentially keen on the prolific striker. They are reported to have sent scouts to watch him as he scored a hat-trick in a win against Accrington Stanley back at the end of March.
Rangers are not the only side who are interested in a move for Clarke-Harris this summer though and it is believed by Football League World that he is on the radars of both Cardiff City and Swansea City. In addition, Sheffield United and West Brom have also been linked with a potential move for him as well, as have Stoke City according to reports.
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It has recently been suggested by Peterborough’s co-owner Darren MacAnthony that the newly promoted Championship club might have to cash in on Clarke-Harris this summer. That comes with him stating that there will already be numerous clubs looking to offer him wages of around £25,000-a-week to £30,000-a-week to try and tempt him to join them.
However, Clarke-Harris has now potentially provided a major blow to Rangers and all of the other clubs that might be interested in making a move for him this summer. The prolific forward, when speaking on EFL on Quest, suggested that he is prepared to honour his current contract with Peterborough for the next three years. While he also insisted, he would be content with whatever decision was made by the club’s owners.
From those comments, it would suggest that a move to Rangers, or indeed to any other club in the summer might be a challenging one to get over the line. However, lots could still happen yet regarding Clarke-Harris’ future with plenty of speculation likely to emerge in the coming weeks and months.