Steven Gerrard’s hopes of signing Johnson Clark-Harris for Rangers hit this summer after Peterborough won a promotion to Saturday, which will certainly make it difficult for Ross Wilson to tempt him for Ibrox.
According to Football Insider, Rangers have been following the former Bristol Rovers striker in recent weeks and sent scouts to watch him play in a game against Accrington Stanley, where he hit an impressive hat-trick in a 7-0 victory.
The 26-year-old striker, who was signed as a substitute for outgoing Ivan Tony last summer, is enjoying a superb First League campaign that recently named him Player of the Year.
Can Clark-Harris still join the Rangers?
He was the savior once again on Saturday as his bracket helped Peterborough go 3-0 down to win the point they needed against Lincoln City to secure a promotion back to the league.
This could be a huge blow to Gerard’s chances of signing him this summer, as Posh will certainly be able to charge a significant fee for their mascot striker, while he is also perhaps much more likely to want to stay now that have won a promotion.
Clark-Harris seems nailed to finish as the top scorer in the Premier League this season, with a remarkable 31 goals in his own name in 45 league appearances for Posh.
This helped him average an excellent 7.36 rating for his performances, which puts him in seventh place in the division so far this season.
Earlier in the season, Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson was full of praise for Clark-Harris, saying:
“He was our number one goal when Ivan Tony left and we had to work hard on his physical shape when he first came here, but he was an exceptional signature and a real pleasure to work with.
“His fitness is excellent. He had Kovid around Christmas and wasn’t quite right when he came back, but his performance levels remained high. So far he has been brilliant. “
Given that the striker has a contract until 2024 and won a promotion in his first season with the Cambridgeshire team, it may be very difficult to win him this summer, which will certainly thwart both Gerard and Wilson in his hope of signing it.
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