Peterborough United have today confirmed the signing of young midfielder Jack Taylor, who joins the club from National League side Barnet.
The club confirmed the transfer on their official website, with reports suggesting the original fee of £500,000 could rise up to £1 million.
It is a real statement of intent for Peterborough United to pay that much for a 21-year old, which shows the belief that both manager Darren Ferguson and chairman Darragh MacAnthony have in the former Barnet man.
MacAnthony tweeted earlier today confirming the move, and it clear to see his excitement at securing a deal that he has “been working on since August.”
To many Posh fans, Taylor will be somewhat of an unknown quantity, but his season so far was laid out brilliant with this infographic made my BA Analytics, who work very closely with Darragh MacAnthony and Peterborough United.
Taylor has scored an impressive nine goals from midfield for Barnet so far this season, and has also been capped by the Republic of Ireland Under 21 side.
Although he is a graduate of Barnet’s youth academy, during his early years he did spend time in the Chelsea youth set-up, playing alongside the likes of Tammy Abraham.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Jack Taylor was thrilled to have completed the move.
He said: “Once I spoke to the gaffer, I made up my mind. It feels the right time for me to make the move. I have been with Barnet for a while and made a decent amount of appearances in the National League and League Two. I feel I am ready for the next step.”
“I wanted to kick-on this season and it has gone okay for me. I don’t know anyone at the club so the first day will be about meeting my new team-mates and getting out there on the training ground. It is a good opportunity for me and I am really pleased to get it done,”