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Fry Confirms Posh Simpson Interest
Thursday, 16th Jun 2022 09:48

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has confirmed his club targeted Blues striker Tyreece Simpson this summer, as reported by TWTD in April, but says nothing came from his conversations with Town.

TWTD revealed that Posh, Luton and Barnsley were all eyeing the 20-year-old, who has told the Blues he wants to move on this summer having turned down the offer of a new contract.

Last month Town took up a one-year option on his previous deal in order to secure a more significant sum for the academy product than the compensation which would otherwise have been due.

Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Fry confirmed that he had spoken to the Blues about Simpson.

"He’s a young player who will only get better,” he said. “I did have a conversation with Ipswich about him, but nothing came from it. I got the impression they didn’t want to let him come to us as a potential rival for promotion.”

Another club who could well come into the reckoning for Simpson’s signature is Charlton with Ben Garner, ex-boss of Swindon, where the striker spent a successful spell on loan during the first half of 2021/22, having taken over at the Valley.

As reported yesterday, we understand nothing should be read into Simpson having appeared on social media wearing West Brom training kit. The frontman was pictured in the kit while working with a Norfolk-based personal trainer.

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Gforce added 09:56 - Jun 16
I wouldn't imagine Simpson would want to leave a great club like Ipswich for a backwater minnow like Peterborough anyway.

Barty added 09:59 - Jun 16
Well with Frys valuation of some of his players I reckon Simpson is worth £15m !!

HighgateBlue added 10:00 - Jun 16
Gforce, there's not much evidence that Simpson considers Ipswich to be a great club, sadly.

martin587 added 10:23 - Jun 16
For me he is obviously being ill advised by his agent or other outsiders.If he wants to go then best he leaves as we certainly don’t want unsettled players in the group.As it stands I don’t see him starting for a while.He has the talent so let’s just wait and see what transpires.

JewellintheTown added 10:28 - Jun 16
Could be a match made in heaven, or two strong personalities who believe in their own hype who would royally clash. Popcorn time!
Either way, it would get both out of our hair & hopefully turn an unpleasant situation into a profit for ITFC.

ArnieM added 10:39 - Jun 16
£10m Barry and he’s yours 👍

Edmundo added 11:13 - Jun 16
Classic Fry, stirring the pot to see if Simpson tries to force a move. At this rate he'll be Gareth Baled for 12 months.

ThaiBlue added 12:29 - Jun 16
Dont think hes going anywhere.mckenna will have him back in the team come the new season.

SickParrot added 13:15 - Jun 16
The Posh have a fantastic record of identifying good young strikers, signing them for peanuts and selling them on a few years later for millions. If they rate him he must be good so we should keep him.

Fat_Boy_Tim added 14:14 - Jun 16
We can’t keep him unless he signs a contract. There is no benefit to the club to develop him any further unless we can protect his value. He wanted to stay on loan at Swindon but not sign a contract. We said no because what is the point in increasing his profile for him to leave on free or for compensation. We are not and have no duty to look after Swindon FC. Good luck to him on his journey.

blueboy1981 added 16:18 - Jun 16
Let’s not worry about Simpson, he doesn’t want to stay.
More of interest - Where are all these New Signings that you were all waxing lyrical about coming into the Club ??
I haven’t / didn’t expected it - but may of you have, or did … !!!
Fixtures will soon be out, and New Season here once again.

markchips added 10:25 - Jun 17
At least we get a fee when he moves on.

suffolkblueeye added 19:00 - Jun 23
I think Simpson could be a fantastic player for us, give him some first team action, change the lad’s mind about not wanting to stay

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