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Frying Tonight? We Asked About Boyd But...

Recent media reports suggested the Clarets were set to put in a 2 million bid for Peterborough winger and striker, George Boyd. That may be wide of the mark although Peterborough director of football Barry Fry confirmed this week that the Clarets at least made an enquiry.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Fry said:

'Burnley did enquire about our asking price for George, but they have not come back.

'The only offer we have had so far we rejected out of hand. We were asked if we would take 1million now and then another 1million depending on appearances, goals and other add ons, but that's of no interest to us.

'It is looking more and more likely that we will have George next season and I'm sure that's something all our fans will be pleased about.'

It is not clear if the offer turned down was a bid by Burnley.

Boyd joined Posh from Stevenage Borough in January 2007 for a Conference record fee of 250,000.

Nicknamed 'The White Pele' by Stevenage fans, Boyd can play in a number of positions but is predominantly a left winger. He can also play in attack or just behind the strikers.

Championship side, Middlesbrough put in an offer for Boyd in this year's January Transfer window but the bid was rejected.

Nottingham Forest signed the player on loan in March 2010 until the end of the season. He is also understood to have expressed an interest in sealing a permanent move to the City Ground.

Boyd has now returned to Peterborough with the club now in League One following their relegation this season.

It is understood a number of clubs have an interest in the player as well as Burnley and Forest.

He has just one year remaining on his contract and there has been speculation that Posh could cash in now rathe rthan risk losing the player on a Bosman.

It looks like the club are seeking at least 2-3 million for the player.

Fry though could well be pricing the player out of the market in an effort to keep him

'Obviously if we get a silly offer we would have to accept it and George would have the option of leaving, but although many clubs have expressed an interest in him, no one has come close to our own valuation'




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 30 2010

Time: 8:28AM

Your Comments

Well if we get silly money for Fletcher let's give Posh silly money for Boyd!!!
turfmanphil
Agree Tmp these are the sort of players we should be looking at if we want to get back to the Prem, i know some will say its a risk paying 2-3 million but there risks in all walks of life.
Fedupclaret
Exactly Fedup! Let us just see what this cute expression 'going down stronger' actually means. Positive spin or just bollox?
turfmanphil
Yes Phil if we keep the players we have now except Fletcher and Eagles i don't know what your feeling is but my point of view is if we buy 5 to 6 quality player we should have a very good chance at getting promotion.
Fedupclaret
I will definitely reserve judgement until I see what our final squad looks like at start of season but if we really mean business then yes we will need that sort of number of quality players. They will need to be above average performers at Championship level with the potential to do a decent job in the Prem should we get promoted. If we don't get such players in then I am afraid we haven't gone down stronger at all and it will be the same old.same old being spouted by the Board
turfmanphil
If we get silly money for Fletcher - i think we have to be careful we dont end up playing silly money for our ins! not so easy when clubs know you have just received a wedge for a player!
Claretdale
So the plan is, if we get a lot of money for Fletcher we should then go and pay over the odds for whoever we fancy just because the money is there? And if we don't then once again those demons on the board are not doing their job correctly?
ClaretClaude
I thought we were looking for quality? Or are we happy to take a gamble on another Guerrero from a side one division below us? I struggle to follow how people are viewing the ins and outs!
VinRogue
 

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