The report claims Peterborough paid £750,000 for the former Crewe Alexandra winger, although Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony would only confirm that the deal has taken his side's overall January expenditure over the £500,000 mark.
So after been accused of being selling club by some cynics (2 years ago when we last sold high value asset) today’s addition takes our spending over £500k Mark in Jan alone & lot more since summer. Don’t ever question my ambition or thirst for success for @theposhofficial thanks— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) 18 January 2018
Cooper scored or created 16 goals in 34 games for Crewe this season, and given the alleged interest from Tottenham and Southampton that six-figure fee could prove a shrewd investment by Peterborough, who have gained a reputation for buying low and selling big in recent years.
Having never before played above the third tier, it is unlikely that the 21-year-old would have made an instant impact at either of Tottenham or Southampton, whereas a move to Peterborough could help him to bridge the gap to the Premier League.
George Boyd, Russell Martin, Lee Tomlin and Dwight Gayle are among those to have appeared in England's top flight after being spotted by Posh.
Given the alleged interest from Spurs and Southampton, how big a coup is Cooper's signing for Peterborough?