‘I’d love my club’ - chairman wants Liverpool to sign £8m-plus England defender

Chelsea and Crystal Palace have previously been linked with England youth international Ronnie Edwards.
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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed he’d love if Liverpool swooped for highly-rated defender Ronnie Edwards.

The 20-year-old has made 34 appearances for the Posh in their League One play-off push this season. He also featured 32 times in the Championship last term.

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Perhaps more impressively, Edwards helped England under-19s to European Championships glory last season - starting the 3-1 win over Israel in the final - and is now a member of the under-20 squad.

MacAnthony has previously revealed that Peterborough turned down an £8 million bid for Edwards in the summer transfer window. Both Chelsea and Crystal Palace were linked.

And being a self-confessed Liverpool fan, the Posh co-owner would relish if Jurgen Klopp’s side tried to sign the former Barnet centre-half.

Speaking on the his podcastThe Hard Truth, MacAnthony said: “If you look at the [England under-20] squad, I think there is 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 Prem. Then you see that one Peterborough United player and there’s a bit of pride in there that he’d playing at that level.

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“He didn’t play in the first game, played 90 minutes in the second game, the manager rates him. We had the under-21s watching him a few weeks ago. Lee Carsley came to watch him.

“Ronnie is now playing left-sided centre-half and those things are a premium for any centre-half who can play there without a natural left foot. I’m proud of him, he’s going to have a magnificent career. I’d love my club in the Prem to buy him and he’s going to go away with the under-20s, they’ve got a World Cup coming up.

“Like Ivan [Toney] it’s going to be great watching that kid do what he’s going to do in the game.”

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