Peterborough United’s Director of Football Barry Fry has told Football FanCast that Siriki Dembele was disappointed he did not get a move to the Premier League in a recent transfer window and claims he could leave if their asking price is met, amid links with Celtic.
The Scottish giants are said to be interested in a deal to sign the 24-year-old, with GiveMeSport reporting last month that they are tracking the winger.
Dembele has scored 10 goals and provided 12 assists in League One this season and Fry says that he has already attracted plenty of interest.
His brother, Karamoko, plays for Celtic, so the two could link up in Scotland.
Most reportage surrounding Siriki Dembele claims that his contract expires this summer but Fry claims that he has another year, and he has accepted that he may leave the club if a big offer is tabled that meets Peterborough’s asking price.
He told FFC: “We have had a lot of interest in him but again, we’ve kept him, he was not happy about that.
“One club in the Premier League was very active and spoke to his agent like every club does and that got to Siriki and when we couldn’t arrange a fee he sulked a bit, to be fair, but he’s back on track now and he’s got a year left next year so he’s refused to sign a new contract, so there will be people back in, in the summer, for him. If we get what we want then we’ll let him go.”
Fry thinks Dembele is a top talent and believes that he will keep developing and growing at Posh, and has been impressed with his performances.
He added: “Siriki can get the ball in his own half and with dazzling dribbling ability, he can beat four or five players and score a wonder goal or cross it for somebody else to score.
“I think he’s got about 10 this year and he’s got 12 assists. So he’s a big player for us, he’s been injured a little bit and we’ve missed him.
“He’s very, very exciting. He’s got the best stats outside the Premier League, I think. We’ll try to keep hold of him if we go up, and we’ll make him an offer he can refuse! So watch this space.”