Peterborough United chairman responds when asked whether Celtic could buy Chris Forrester

Celtic and Peterborough United almost did business over Lee Tomlin back in 2014.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has suggested that Celtic could not afford to buy Chris Forrester from his side, even if they wanted to.

MacAnthony was conducting a question and answer session on Periscope yesterday evening, when a Bhoys supporter asked whether he’d be willing to sell Forrester.

However, the Irishman insisted that Celtic would not have the sort of funds required to prise the central midfielder away from the ABAX Stadium, even if they did lodge a bid.

“Celtic couldn’t afford him,” he said, when asked whether he’d be interested in selling the 23-year-old to Ronny Deila’s side.

Peterborough and Celtic almost did business once before, when the Scottish giants came in for Lee Tomlin.

Tthat deal fell through, after Posh rejected the Bhoys’ deadline day approaches - much to the frustration of Tomlin.

Tomlin did end up getting a move to Middlesbrough from Posh, but there is an expectation that Forrester would cost far more than the attacking midfielder.

Although Forrester only arrived at Posh last summer from St. Patrick's Athletic, he has quickly developed a reputation as one of the finest talents in the Football League.

The central midfielder has impressed with his ability in possession, and MacAnthony has already gone on record to state that when he does sell the Irish youth international, he expects the sale to fund Posh’s bid to buy their own ground back.

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