Portsmouth bid rejected for 27-year-old striker

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that Posh have rejected a bid from Portsmouth for striker Matt Godden.

The twenty-seven-year-old signed for Peterborough from Stevenage last season on a three-year deal and instantly took to life in League One scoring eighteen goals in forty-eight appearances across all competitions.

The Tweet claimed Pompey had bid what United paid for the striker last summer, but MacAnthony didn’t close the door on the potential for a deal only commenting that he wouldn’t sell at the bids current level.

Pompey are expected to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements with last season’s top scorer Jamal Lowe the subject of much speculation linking him with a move to the Championship.

MacAnthony then confirmed to a Peterborough fan questioning the policy of selling one of their prized assets by claiming the club were ‘not actually trying to sell him.’

Godden came through the ranks at Scunthorpe United and spent much of his early career on loan in non-league before finding his feet at Stevenage, scoring thirty league goals in seventy-six appearances during his two-year spell in Hertfordshire.

It was his displays at Stevenage that reportedly tempted Peterborough to pay a six-figure fee for the frontman last summer, and he hasn’t disappointed the Posh faithful with his aggressive and productive front play.

Our View

MacAnthony is always good value on Twitter, and his latest revelations only confirm what most Peterborough fans knew already, that Godden would attract interest this summer.

While it looks like Posh do not want to sell, Portsmouth might well soon be cash rich if Lowe and star defender Matt Clarke do leave for the Championship.

If the bid does go up, it looks likely that MacAntony will consider it, and while he may not want to do a deal, money talks and every player has their value.





  1. We definitely need someone that can score on a regular basis not someone just to assist like Hawkins has he would be good in the lower level we need someone like Defoe or someone that is a proving goal scorer like Collins of Luton was that’s why they got promoted

  2. Peter crouch could still do a good job as well as Defoe we need players of this if we are to succeed next year in going up not players that are unproven

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