Peterborough chief Darragh MacAnthony has posted a lengthy rant on Twitter to explain why his club has pulled out of a deal for a player believed to be Rangers-linked George Edmundson.

The Posh were reported last week to have done a deal for the Oldham stopper who has also been subject of failed bids from Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard has seen two offers for the 21-year-old knocked back by Oldham who initially were reported to have reached agreement with Peterborough.

MacAnthony responded last Tuesday to knock down those reports - dubbing them "s****" rumours - and it was later reported that Portsmouth had an offer accepted by League Two Oldham.

 

Now the outspoken Posh chief has taken to social media to hit out at the transfer shenanigans.

MacAnthony blasted: "So regarding everything out there about CB from L2 club we’ve been constantly linked with - as follows, our club agreed in writing with them a fee for player and were given permission to speak to player/agent over eight days ago.

"Player was on holiday but plan was for player to come to club last Friday for medical and contract discussions day after he returned from holiday. Three days prior a story leaked we’d agreed a fee and full detail on all aspects of transfer out there for all to see. Nothing new in football and expected. Other clubs see article (it worked).

"So those clubs agreed fee. Our Friday appointment with player still happening as per our agreement with club who owns him. 36 hours before this meeting with player, club contacts us to state our deal is off unless we pay more blah blah. I won’t budge as a deal is a deal imo.

"We then told we no longer allowed meet player on Friday unless we renegotiate with his club. Out of principal I won’t do it. Had lots happen over transfers in 12 years BUT never had club try pull that re an agreed transfer that was hammered out in person and by email etc.

"So I now officially pulling us from deal. Could have remained silent but due to leak from last week it’s important our fans know truth re the deal. And I most certainly won’t be dealing with said club owners involved ever again. Been in football 12 years but still get new surprises

"We’ve had phenomenal window so far and still few more bits to add but in great shape. Can’t land them all unfortunately but will always keep trying. Said club in all this threatened legal action if I spoke (irony after all leaks on deal last week). Hope that clears it all up."

Edmundson remains a Rangers target and the Ibrox club are expected to return with a third bid.

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