Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has warned interested clubs that the English League One outfit won’t sell Siriki Dembele for a low price despite the player handing in a transfer request.
The Posh’s director of football Barry Fry has previously revealed that Rangers have scouted the 24-year-old, while Celtic and Newcastle are also thought to be tracking the forward. However, MacAnthony has made it clear that Dembele will only be sold if they receive an appropriate bid:
“I woke up to the transfer request from Siriki. We received it over the weekend and we weren’t expecting it. Every player in League One is for sale, but only at the right price. Siriki won’t be going anywhere unless we receive an acceptable offer. It is what it is. We need to just get on with things and the player just needs to get on with playing.”
Reports have claimed that Peterborough would demand at least £5m for Dembele, although the fact that the striker has asked to leave may affect their bargaining position.
The Ivorian has under eighteen months left on his contract at London Road so Rangers may well be tempted to make a low offer either in January or at the end of the season. It’s likely that any move for the player would depend on the future of Alfredo Morelos, with the Colombian having been promised by the Gers that he will be sold if an acceptable offer is made.