Peterborough United Football Club have confirmed that forward Lee Tomlin handed in a written transfer request on Wednesday morning, only for it to be rejected by the club.
The Posh were relegated from the Championship last season after final-day heartbreak away at Crystal Palace and they were expected to lose a whole-host of first-team players, but fortunately for the club, they have only lost striker Dwight Gayle, who they have replaced with Britt Assombalonga.
The news broke earlier on today after Peterborough’s chairman Darragh MacAnthony took to social networking site Twitter to confirm that the forward will be staying on at the club and will be helping them fight for promotion back to the second-tier of English football.
MacAnthony tweeted: Obviously L Tomlins agent has been speaking to the press as all classy agents like him do.He is not for sale & any T request is turned down!
He then followed that tweet up with another one which reads: That’s all ill say on the Tomlin matter except to say I’m looking forward to seeing him helping our squad challenge for title this season!
The Director of Football at London Road is Barry Fry and he has also weighed in on the matter claiming that Tomlin’s agent is running out of time if he does want his client to move on.
“I suspect an agent is getting busy as he’s running out of time to move Lee on. I have not received a transfer request and it should come to me.”
Darren Ferguson, the manager at London Road, has also commented on the transfer request written in by Tomlin and he believes everything can now be put to rest.
“I had a quick chat with Lee this morning. He’s not going anywhere and I certainly don’t want to lose him.
“Everyone wants to play as high as they can, but I am confident the club’s decision will not affect Lee’s attitude and form. The club have put out a statement so I don’t want to comment any further than that.”
Peterborough United now believe the matter is closed and the officials at the club are hoping that they can move on from the transfer saga as they look to gain instant promotion back to the Championship.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt