Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony said on Twitter that he’s “not signing” Tyler Walker this summer, as the Posh aren’t interested in bringing in more strikers. Peterborough finished one place outside of the League One playoffs and could build a squad to finish in the top-six next season.
Walker is expected to be a part of the Nottingham Forest first-team, however, after impressing on loan at Mansfield Town in 2018/19 so it’s hard to see any deal with Peterborough going through. There has been talk from fans of the 22-year-old potentially spending another season away from the City Ground to continue his development, but Forest can’t afford to lose him.
After his standout campaign in League Two, Walker was mooted by some to play in League One before he’s deemed ready for Championship football, but he could be an effective striker in the second tier. Martin O’Neill needs more prolific strikers in his squad, so it would be foolish to part company with a player who scored and created 30 goals in 52 games last season.
Forest are unlikely to loan out Walker again, the striker may not want to leave if there’s a chance of first-team football and Peterborough aren’t interested.