Peterborough chairman 'stunned' Oxford United failed to sign Tyrone Barnett

Peterborough chairman 'stunned' Oxford United failed to sign Tyrone Barnett

Peterborough chairman 'stunned' Oxford United failed to sign Tyrone Barnett

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OXFORD United had agreed a fee with Peterborough United for striker Tyrone Barnett on deadline day, but could not get the deal done in time.

And Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony said he was left “stunned” that the 28-year-old did not complete his move to the Kassam Stadium.

A number of clubs were interested in landing the highly-regarded forward, but it was Oxford who were leading the race for his signature.

However, the deadline passed without a deal being struck, to the surprise of the Peterborough chief.

“We had a few in for Barnett,” MacAnthony told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

“We’d a fee agreed with Oxford, him and his agent did not get it over the line for whatever reason.”

Barnett joined Peterborough for £1.2m in May 2012 and has since had loan spells at Ipswich and Bristol City.

“I thought it would have been a good move for him,” added MacAnthony.

“Oxford are a sleeping giant and the club could do very well so I’m a bit stunned he did not go there.

“But hey ho, when the window opens someone else will be in for him.”

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8:40am Wed 3 Sep 14

Wigan Yellow says...

Im stunned oxford utd even went in for him,his track record over last two years is poor.Just what the club needs aplayer with a bad attitude.We dont need or want players like that. Appleton hasnt a clue,couldnt spot a good player even if he went to SPEC SAVERS.The new regime worry me that they would even consider making such a poor signing.George Donelly from Rochdale was available. Good target man, gets a few goals as well at this level. But he went to Tranmere. We need someone who knows where the net is.Of course setting the team up properly would help as well 4-4-2 . Not this tica taca rubbish, at this level !
Im stunned oxford utd even went in for him,his track record over last two years is poor.Just what the club needs aplayer with a bad attitude.We dont need or want players like that. Appleton hasnt a clue,couldnt spot a good player even if he went to SPEC SAVERS.The new regime worry me that they would even consider making such a poor signing.George Donelly from Rochdale was available. Good target man, gets a few goals as well at this level. But he went to Tranmere. We need someone who knows where the net is.Of course setting the team up properly would help as well 4-4-2 . Not this tica taca rubbish, at this level ! Wigan Yellow
  • Score: -23

11:44am Wed 3 Sep 14

baldy bill says...

the reason was the board decided that they just could,nt afford to spend another penny i think
the reason was the board decided that they just could,nt afford to spend another penny i think baldy bill
  • Score: 4

1:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

oldun says...

Sleeping! - we are comatose ! - have been so since 1998 . Awful
Sleeping! - we are comatose ! - have been so since 1998 . Awful oldun
  • Score: 6
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