Rangers have not revived their interest in Peterborough striker Jonson Clarke-Harris, according to the English Championship club’s Director of Football Barry Fry.
The Gers did scout the 27-year-old but Fry claims that the last time he spoke to the Light Blues, regarding a deal for George Edmundson, there was no mention of Clarke-Harris:
“I’ve heard nothing from Rangers about Jonson since the back end of last season. They watched a lot of our games back then and [Rangers Scout] Mervyn Day said there might be interest, but I’ve never heard anything official. In May we spoke to Rangers about George Edmundson and at no point did they bring Jonson into the conversation so I guess it was just paper talk, or agent talk over the weekend.”
Clarke-Harris is believed to be valued at around the £6m mark. Fry stated back in April that they were expecting to get “five times” the £1.25m they paid for the striker last year, with other teams such as Sheffield United and Bournemouth also said to be keen.
Since then, Rangers have signed Fashion Sakala and, with the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten already in the first team squad, spending so much on Clarke-Harris wouldn’t make a great deal of sense.
If Morelos is sold before the transfer window closes at the end of next month then the Light Blues may reconsider going back in for Clarke-Harris.