Striker future in the balance

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 2nd July 2011

Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith is still to decide between a move to West Ham, Leicester or a mystery third club, according to his current club's Director of Football.

Barry Fry, speaking to Talksport this evening confirmed that Posh had accepted bids from both West Ham, Championship rivals City and a third, un-named club - but insisted that Mackail-Smith was yet to make a decision over which to join.

"I can tell you that the chairman Darragh MacAnthony has given three clubs permission to speak to Craig and his agent," said Fry. "Two of those clubs - West Ham and Leicester - have spoken to them.

"Prior to that Neil Warnock at QPR was given permission to talk to him, but I haven’t spoken to Craig for three days so he obviously hasn’t agreed terms with West Ham or Leicester.

“There are seven other bids that we’ve turned down that are very substantial. We were hoping that he’d be gone by now because we’ve got targets as well that we’re trying to get in."

Peterborough chairman Darren MacAnthony confirmed this morning via Twitter that he had accepted offers for the 27-year-old from West Ham and Leicester, adding that "it's now down to the player and clubs re:where he signs".

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