Chelsea and Crystal Palace have been linked with England youth international Ronnie Edwards in the past
Darragh MacAnthony, chairman of Peterborough United, has stated that he would love to see Liverpool sign highly rated defender Ronnie Edwards.
This season, the 20-year-old has made 34 appearances for the Posh in their League One play-off push. He also played 32 games in the Championship last season.
Perhaps more impressively, Edwards led England’s under-19s to European Championships glory last season, starting the 3-1 final victory over Israel, and is now a member of the under-20 squad.
Peterborough turned down an £8 million bid for Edwards in the summer transfer window, according to MacAnthony. Chelsea and Crystal Palace were both mentioned.
And, as a self-confessed Liverpool supporter, the Posh co-owner would be delighted if Jurgen Klopp’s side attempted to sign the former Barnet defender.
“If you look at the [England under-20] squad, I think there are three from the Championship like [Bristol City’s] Alex Scott, players of that ilk worth £20-25 million and then you see Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea – 90% of the squad is top-five Premier League,” MacAnthony said on his podcast The Hard Truth. Then you see that one Peterborough United player, and there’s a sense of pride in his ability to play at that level.
“He didn’t play in the first game, but he played 90 minutes in the second game, and the manager thinks he’s good.” A few weeks ago, we had the under-21s watching him. Lee Carsley came to observe him.
“Ronnie is now playing left-sided center-half, which is a rarity for any center-half who does not have a natural left foot.” I’m proud of him; he’ll have a fantastic career. I’d love for my Premier League club to sign him, and he’ll be away with the under-20s for the World Cup.
“Like Ivan [Toney], I’m looking forward to seeing what that kid does in the game.”