Peterborough United wouldn't let Michael Bostwick move to Sheffield United last summer - though they may not have a choice this time.
Peterborough United look set for a rather substantial overhaul this summer. According to the BBC, Posh have made 18 of their senior players available for transfer, including prized asset Marcus Maddison and captain Michael Bostwick.
While Maddison was expected to depart this season after outgrowing the humble surrounds of League One, suggestions that Bostwick could bring an end to his five season stay at London Road are much more surprising.
Both players have only 12 months remaining on their current contracts and will not be short of suitors.
After all, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry admits that the club turned down offers from League One rivals Sheffield United for Bostwick’s signature last summer.
“Michael Bostwick has been a great servant for Posh,” Fry told Peterborough Today of the midfielder, who has played over 200 games for the club.
“We did turn down a bid from Sheffield United last season because we still had hopes of winning promotion ourselves.
“We haven’t spoken about a new deal with Michael so we are testing the market with him. If nothing develops we will sit down with him in the summer and see what we can sort out.”
Bossing the midfield
A year on, now may be the perfect time for Sheffield United to renew their interest in the former Stevenage midfielder.
The 28-year-old may have only played one season in the Championship, with Peterborough during 2012/13, but his combative style and leadership skills may make him an excellent addition for Chris Wilder’s side as they aim to make a success of their first second tier season in six years.
And with just a year remaining on his contract, Bostwick could be available at a bargain fee.