Report: Spurs expected to bid for defender after Crystal Palace bid is rejected

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Peterborough United are bracing themselves for a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for defender Ronnie Edwards, according to Football Insider.

The report claims that fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace have had a £4million bid rejected by Posh, who were relegated to League One at the end of last season.

Peterborough are said to be holding out for a higher fee due to the high interest in the 19-year-old now the summer transfer window.

Edwards is under contract at the Weston Homes Stadium until 2025, after penning a contract extension in May of last year (Peterborough official).

Tottenham have been closely monitoring the central defender at the end of the previous campaign in what was his first season of first-team football having joined from Barnet in August 2020.

Posh chairman Barry Fry revealed last September that Spurs were among 18 Premier League scouts watching him in action for their Under-23 side and believes he could be worth between £10-£20million with further first-team footballing experience.

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It appears that Posh are hoping for a bidding war to generate some much-needed funds following their relegation to League One, Edwards certainly needs to be playing in the Championship at the very least to continue his impressive rise to prominence.

A move to Spurs would likely see him head back out on loan given the amount of competition for places at the heart of Antonio Conte’s defence.

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