'He would get 25 goals in a team like Ipswich' - Posh put Eisa up for sale
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Peterborough United co-owner Darragh MacAnthony believes striker Mo Eisa would be a good signing for Ipswich Town this summer.
Posh are keen to offload their £1.2m club-record signing following promotion to the Championship, the 26-year-old - who still has two years left on his contract - having started just six league games in the season just gone.
Eisa initially proved a hit in League One following his big money switch from Bristol City, scoring 15 goals before Christmas, but has found game-time limited over the last 18 months due to the fact that Ivan Toney and Jonson Clarke-Harris have starred as lone strikers with the likes of Sammie Szmodics and Siriki Dembele in support.
MacAnthony told the Peterborough Telegraph: “He would get 25 goals in a good League One team like Charlton, Oxford, Ipswich or Portsmouth - teams that play good football and create a lot of chances.
"Promotions are hard without a goalscorer, but they come at a price.
“There’s a reason why I paid a million pounds for Mo a couple of years ago. He’s driven by goals and a desire to play rather than money. His ratio of goals-per-game is not that bad.
"He formed a great partnership with Ivan Toney, but started to struggle because we started playing one up front and we had Toney and then Jonson Clarke-Harris.
“Mo would suit MK Dons with the brand of football they play. All they lacked at times last season was a goalscorer.
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“They wanted him last season, but they wouldn’t pay the price.”
Eisa caught the eye with some prolific form at Greenwich Borough (non-league) and Cheltenham (League Two) to earn a move to Bristol City in 2018. One year and just five appearances at Championship level later he made his big money switch to Posh, signing a four-year deal.
It was incoming Ipswich Town chief executive Mark Ashton who did the deal on both occasions for the Robins.