Dons were priced out of deal for Peterborough striker in January

Posh director Barry Fry believes Russell Martin is still keen on the front man

By Toby Lock
Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:26 pm
Mo Eisa
Mo Eisa

Dons tried to sign Peterborough striker Mo Eisa in January, but couldn’t match the Posh asking price according to Barry Fry.

The Director of Football at London Road told the Peterborough Telegraph Russell Martin was interested securing a deal for the 26-year-old but would not come up to the asking price.

Eisa has started 45 competitive games for Posh in two seasons and scored 21 goals.

“Russell is dead keen on Mo,” Fry stated. “MK are one of two League One clubs who have enquired about him.”

Peterborough signed Eisa from Bristol City for a club record £1.2 million in June, 2019, but, after scoring 15 goals before Christmas in his first season, but fell down the pecking order.

Posh are likely to take a big hit on Eisa’s transfer fee and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony believes he will represent good value. MacAnthony has urged leading League One clubs to take a punt on the player, saying: “He would get 25 goals in a good League One team like Charlton, Oxford, Ipswich or Portsmouth.

“Teams that play good football and create a lot of chances. Promotions are hard without a goalscorer, but they come at a price.

“There’s a reason why I paid a million pounds for Mo a couple of years ago. He’s driven by goals and a desire to play rather than money. His ratio of goals-per-game is not that bad. He formed a great partnership with Ivan Toney, but started to struggle because we started playing one up front and we had Toney and then Jonson Clarke-Harris.

“Mo would suit MK Dons with the brand of football they play. All they lacked at times last season was a goalscorer.

“They wanted him last season, but they wouldn’t pay the price.”