Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony said on Twitter that Liam Bridcutt “wouldn’t be affordable” after the Posh were linked with a move for the Nottingham Forest midfielder. Bridcutt is expected to depart the City Ground after struggling for playing time in the last 12 months, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be headed for the London Road Stadium.
MacAnthony initially said there “nothing doing” with the rumours about a potential move for the 30-year-old and reiterated in a later tweet that Peterborough don’t have the money to sign him. It’s worth noting that the Posh chairman didn’t say he wasn’t interested in Bridcutt, he just denied that a deal could happen due to affordability.
The Scotland international has only one year remaining on his contract at Forest, but he’s likely to be moved on this summer. Bridcutt made only four appearances in all competitions for the Reds last season, the last of which came against Burton Albion on October 30, 2018.
Since joining Forest from Leeds United in 2017, Bridcutt has made 31 appearances, scoring and creating four goals. He’s no longer a regular, however, and finds himself behind Claudio Yacob, Ben Watson, Adlene Guedioura and Ryan Yates in the pecking order.
The midfielder is likely to be sold for any price Forest can get, but it won’t be Peterborough that he’s joining.