Darragh MacAnthony, chairman of PETERBOROUGH, is upset with Siriki Dembele after the striker submitted a transfer request – saying the agent of the player was behind the decision.
Celtic and Rangers, as well as a host of English clubs, including Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday, are watching Dembele.
It now looks like Dembele, who is worth about £ 2 million and can play on the wing or up front, will leave the League One club after sending a request to force a transfer later this month.
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With MacAnthony admitting the development came out of the blue – and warning any potential suitor that his star player would not be sold cheaply – that prompted an outburst from his chairman.
MacAnthony told Derbyshire Live: “Today I woke up and received Siriki’s transfer request. Over the weekend, we received it and did not expect it.”
“Behind it, his agent would be. That’s the type of thing they’re doing, so I don’t know why the players are going along with it.
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“Every player in League One is for sale, but only at the right price. Until we get an appropriate bid, Siriki will not go anywhere.
“What it is, it is. All we have to do is move forward, and the player just has to continue playing.