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Sheffield United face battle for Harrison Burrows in League One, while Coventry City are announced

Sheffield United face battle for Harrison Burrows in League One, while Coventry City are announced

Highlights

  • Harrison Burrows is attracting interest from clubs in the Championship and League One, but not from Coventry City.
  • The Peterborough United chairman will not stand in the way of Burrows’ departure provided an agreement is reached on the transfer fee.
  • Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Preston North End have all reportedly made offers for Burrows this summer.



Harrison Burrows, who has been courted by Sheffield United, has attracted interest from three Championship sides and “a huge League One club” this summer, but Coventry City are not among them, according to Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

In a report by the Peterborough Telegraph, the Posh boss made it clear that he would not stand in the way of the 22-year-old this summer once a transfer fee has been agreed with a potential buyer.

The article goes on to speculate that recently relegated club Birmingham City could be the third-tier side interested in the defender, while Preston North End and Sheffield United are both said to have made bids this summer.

MacAnthony also revealed that Coventry City are not among the clubs bidding for Burrows this summer, with United reportedly rejecting offers in the region of £5 million for the captain in the past.



Darragh MacAnthony confirms interest in Harrison Burrows

The transfer saga surrounding Harrison Burrows is expected to last for most of the summer and Posh will be hoping to get a significant sum for one of its top stars.

Sheffield United reportedly agreed on a transfer fee for the 22-year-old earlier this summer and arranged a medical at Bramall Lane, but the Blades’ takeover situation caused all transfer deals to fall through.

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While Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has already confirmed that he expects his captain to leave this summer, no contract has been finalised yet, as MacAnthony confirmed to the local newspaper.

The Posh chairman said: “Harrison is being courted by a number of clubs.

“Three Championship clubs have been bidding for him and a huge League One club are desperate to get him.

They all tell me we are asking too much of a player entering the final year of his contract, but I ask them how they would value a 22-year-old homegrown player who was named League One Player of the Year last season?


He is under 24 and has been with us since he was nine years old. So I’m actually very relaxed about his contract situation because if it came to that, we would get millions in court.

Harrison Burrows’ statistics for Peterborough United (all competitions); according to Transfermarkt

Appearances

Goals

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185

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40

“Harrison will get his move and he is ready to play in the Championship but it has to be the right deal for both us and him.

“It’s difficult for a League One club to keep the League One Player of the Season for another year, especially when he can get 4-6 times the salary. We already have his replacement in the building and he already looks like a great player and leader.”


Darragh MacAnthony expresses Coventry City’s stance on the Harrison Burrows transfer saga

MacAnthony also confirmed that Coventry City have not yet contacted the club about a deal for Burrows this summer, despite the two clubs having done business earlier this year.

The Sky Blues brought Posh star Ephron Mason-Clark to the club for around £5 million in the January transfer window and then loaned the striker back to London Road for the rest of the season.

Mason-Clark (pictured) and Burrows were a force to be reckoned with on Posh’s left flank in the 23/24 season, but so far Mark Robins’ side have failed to make contact with United.

Ephron Mason Clark


MacAnthony continued: “I won’t name the clubs involved but I’m surprised Coventry aren’t in it. Harrison and Ephron Mason-Clark were excellent for us on the left last season but I wouldn’t try to tell Coventry what they should do as they are among the best in the business at what they do.

“I believe Ephron’s hunger for success could see him win the Championship’s Player of the Year and Coventry are my outside bet for promotion.”