Peterborough United frontman Jonson Clarke-Harris is attracting interest from America as two MLS sides are reportedly interested in securing his signature, according to journalist Darren Witcoop.
The 28-year-old, who is entering the final year of his deal with the League One side, is expected to depart Posh this summer, with the striker being placed on the transfer list.
Alongside the interest from America, it is also understood that Clarke-Harris’ preference would be to stay in England and move to another side in the EFL.
— Darren Witcoop (@DarrenOWitcoop) July 15, 2023
Who is Jonson Clarke-Harris?
Born in England but represents Jamaica at international level, Clarke-Harris would go on to make Coventry City history in August 2010 as he came off the bench against Morecambe in the League Cup to make his debut at the age of 16 years and 20 days, becoming Coventry’s youngest ever player.
After leaving the Sky Blues in 2012, the striker would make the switch to Peterborough United for a year, during which he would be sent out on loan at the likes of Southend United and Bury.
The 28-year-old then made the move to Oldham Athletic in 2013 on a permanent deal after leaving Posh, scoring nine goals in 55 appearances for the Latics which helped him earn a move to Rotherham United in 2014. In a four-year stint at the Millers which saw Clarke-Harris also sent out on loan to MK Dons, Doncaster Rovers and former club Coventry City, he went on to bag ten goals in 79 appearances in Yorkshire before heading back to Coventry permanently in 2018.
A year back at Coventry followed before leaving the club again, this time, for Bristol Rovers in 2019. It was with the Gas where Clarke-Harris made a name for himself as he went on to score 27 goals in 52 appearances for the club which helped sealed his move to Peterborough United in 2020.
A prolific marksman for Posh, Clarke-Harris has made a total of 146 appearances for the club, scoring 74 goals along the way in spells in both the Championship and League One, before being placed on the transfer list at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
Ready to go again
Peterborough United will look to quickly put their playoff semi-final embarrassment to Sheffield Wednesday last season behind them in which they blew a four-goal lead by gearing up for the new campaign which is expected to start without Clarke-Harris, who has been placed on the clubs’ transfer list.
With the 28-year-old set to leave the club, alongside already losing midfielder Jack Taylor to newly-promoted Championship side Ipswich Town, Posh have also been busy in terms of incomings.
Defender Romoney Crichlow joins following his exit from Huddersfield Town, whilst Darren Ferguson has also added to the midfield ranks at the club by capturing both Archie Collins and Ryan De Havilland from Exeter City and Barnet respectively.
With the reported news that MLS clubs are interested in the services of Jonson Clarke-Harris, it would be disappointing to potentially see him leave England, with his goal-scoring record for Peterborough, especially in League One, is something to be desired.
However, it sounds like he wants to stay in England and if so, whoever was to snap up the 28-year-old would be getting a physical presence up front who knows where the back of the net is. I think there is still very much a few good years of the forward bossing opposition defences yet and will be an excellent capture for whoever was to get him.