Director reveals club rejected bid from mystery PL side for Tottenham-linked starlet

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Peterborough director Barry Fry has revealed the club rejected a bid from a Premier League side to sign reported Tottenham target Ronnie Edwards. 

Edwards was one of few shining lights for the Posh in the Championship this season which saw them relegated straight back down to League One. 

The 19-year-old has since attracted attention in the English top flight, with the Daily Mail previously claiming both Spurs and Crystal Palace are interested in a potential deal this summer. 

Aston Villa and Southampton have since joined the pursuit while German sides Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are also credited as suitors (The Sun).

Fry has confirmed the club has had ‘many conversations’ with clubs keen on snapping up Edwards, including a rejected £2 million bid from an unnamed Premier League side. 

The Peterborough chief also revealed Edwards, who is valued in excess of £15 million, wants to stay in England and expects interest to increase when the youngster returns from international duty with England Under-19s. 

Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph: “We’ve had many conversations with many clubs about Ronnie. And we have had one bid from a Premier League club which we turned down as it fell well short of our valuation of the player.

“I’m not surprised he is getting linked with some big clubs, although I have not spoken to anyone from Southampton or Aston Villa.

“Ronnie has told me his preference is to stay in England and play in the Premier League, but he’s also happy to stay with us if we decide to keep him. He’s under contract for another three years so there is no rush. If our asking price isn’t met he won’t be leaving. 

“I doubt anything will develop until Ronnie returns from England Under-19 duty in the summer. I would imagine some big clubs will be watching him closely in that tournament.”

Peterborough signed Edwards from non-league side Barnet in the summer of 2020 and he has gone on to make 43 first-team appearances for the club (Transfermarkt). 

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Edwards looks to be a pretty exciting young player and he has clocked up plenty of experience across this season by playing at centre-back for the majority of Peterborough’s Championship campaign. 

If Spurs were to bring him in, he would definitely be one for the future which could be a route the club could take if they want to have options further down the line. 

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