Peterborough director Barry Fry has revealed Manchester City have made contact with young defender Ronnie Edwards, who has also been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer.
Edwards has emerged as one of the Posh’s prized assets this summer, and shone for the club despite their poor campaign in the Championship last season, which saw them suffer relegation.
However, he fared much better on the international stage for England, featuring prominently for the Young Lions as they recently won the European Under-19 Championship.
The Daily Mail previously claimed Spurs and Crystal Palace were interested in signing the 19-year-old alongside Aston Villa, Southampton and German sides Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt (The Sun).
Meanwhile, Football Insider reported last month that Peterborough were bracing themselves for an offer to come their way from the likes of Spurs after they turned down a £4 million bid from Palace.
However, club director Fry has since revealed last season’s Premier League champions City have now entered the race for Edwards. When stating they enquired about his availability, he insisted it was just a brief telephone conversation.
He told the Peterborough Telegraph: “[Manchester] City did make a phone call about him, but it was just a conversation
“There has been interest all summer long in Ronnie. But he would rather play in League One than in City’s, or any other club’s Under-21 side.
“There is no doubt he will get to the Premier League one day and earn life-changing money. But he’s a very sensible young man and knows time is on his side.
“I suppose an ideal scenario would be a club paying proper money for him and then loaning him back to us for a season.”
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Edwards is clearly attracting plenty of attention from much higher divisions but Peterborough seem to be fairly relaxed about his situation.
The fact City have now got involved in the conversation gives a big indication as to how sought-after Edwards is, which could drive his price up slightly as the competition increases.
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