Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said that he would sell his star talent Ronnie Edwards to Liverpool if the opportunity was there.
Speaking on The Hard Truth podcast, the Irish businessman lauded the 20-year-old England youth international, with MacAnthony also teasing that he would love Liverpool to sign Edwards, with the EFL figure saying: “He’s going to have a great career. I’d love my club in the Premier League [Liverpool] to buy him.”
Edwards is regarded by many as one of the most exciting talents in League One this season, with the Harlow-born defender playing a key role in the Posh’s push for a play-off spot as we head into the final league fixtures of the campaign.
Whilst there’s currently little chance of Liverpool signing Edwards, the Peterborough chairman’s comments about selling the defender are telling, to say the least, with MacAnthony seemingly keen on landing a huge payday with the youngster this summer.
Indeed, with nearly 80 appearances already for the Posh, it’s no wonder why MacAnthony is predicting big things for Edwards, who could soon be on his way to the Premier League if a club comes in this summer with a tempting offer for the former Barnet man.
However, whether that club will be Liverpool is another debate entirely, with the Reds dipping into the third-tier for a future starting defender not the unlikeliest of situations based on the Anfield side’s recent transfer record when it comes to buying homegrown players.
Liverpool should take a punt if Peterborough sell Edwards
Edwards has impressed this season in what many would agree is one of the most difficult divisions in English football, and for Liverpool, it could be worth taking a punt on the defender’s future should the opportunity be there this summer.
The Reds are no strangers to signing youngsters from the EFL, and with Edwards shining for both club and country, Liverpool could take MacAnthony’s advice and make a bid of their own to sign the defender, especially if Peterborough are looking to sell.