'He would get 25 goals in a team like Ipswich' - Posh put Eisa up for sale

Peterborough United's Mohamed Eisa (right) celebrates scoring their side's sixth goal of the game du

Peterborough United have made striker Mo Eisa (right) available for transfer. Photo: PA - Credit: PA

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.