Done Deal: Charton Athletic Have completed the signing of Peterborough United playmaker

Charlton Athletic are still waiting on a response from Peterborough United’s Jonson Clarke-Harris after tabling a generous contract offer, the Peterborough Telegraph has said.


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Charlton Athletic are among the parties who have been in pursuit of Peterborough United forward Clarke-Harris this month. The Posh talisman is out of contract at the end of the season and at the right price, he can leave London Road.

It was claimed last week that the Addicks had agreed a fee with their League One opponents, that being roughly £500,000. However, more developments have yet to emerge, with the 29-year-old staying a Peterborough player for the time being.

Now though, Posh boss Darren Ferguson has acknowledged that contract details are yet to be negotiated. The Peterborough Telegraph reports the deal on offer is ‘generous’, but Clarke-Harris could wait out to see if better bids come in. He said:

“Johnno has not yet agreed personal terms and I’m not sure how long Charlton will wait.

“It’s up to Johnno what happens. It’s in his hands. He’s been terrific for us, but he understands his playing time here will be limited now so he needs a fresh challenge.”

It is noted that while Wrexham indicated an interest, they’re now looking elsewhere.

Biding his time

Clarke-Harris has been a significant figure for Peterborough United throughout the years but his contract situation means a move away is best for all. Posh look to be preferring other attackers, but their stance creates a major opportunity for possible suitors.

It’s not often that a striker with 104 goals in 262 League One games becomes available. Charlton Athletic will be looking to make the most of this opening but with the player biding his time before a decision, there’s still work to be done.

Clarke-Harris has starred in the third-tier and has been a competent striker at Championship level too. He’ll be determined to make sure this next move is the greatest one for him, so time will tell if he sees a switch to The Valley as his perfect alternative.

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