Peterborough co-owner's big Mo Eisa sell as he bids to tempt Portsmouth, Charlton, Ipswich, Oxford and MK Dons

Former Pompey target Mo Eisa would get goals for the Blues – if the Fratton Park club were to reignite their interest in the striker.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:30 pm

That’s the verdict of Peterborough’s Darragh MacAnthony, who believes the transfer-listed front man could easily score 25 goals in League One next season.

With Pompey boss Danny Cowley already initiating a major overhaul of his Blues squad following their disappointing end to the season, there’s no doubt the Posh co-owner is looking to generate interest in a player who signed from Bristol City in 2019 for a then club-record fee of £1.2m.

Indeed, the Irishman also references Charlton, Oxford and Ipswich in his thoughts on Eisa, who scored only two league goals this season despite the London Road outfit’s promotion to the Championship.

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MK Dons have once again been linked with the 26-year-old who initially came to Pompey’s attention following his 25 goals for Cheltenham during the 2017-18 League Two season.

Back then the Blues, under previous boss Kenny Jackett, missed out on the Sudan-born ace’s signature as he opted for a moved to Bristol.

There’s no suggestion that Cowley wants to go down this route as part of his Fratton Park revamp.

Peterborough striker Mo Eisa Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nevertheless, Pompey will be keen to strengthen their firepower during the summer, with a lack of cutting edge up front this term a key factor in their eighth-placed finish.

Whoever wins the race for Eisa’s services this time, though, MacAnthony believes the goals will flow again.

However, he insists such a promise will be accompanied by a hefty price tag.

MacAnthony said: ‘He would get 25 goals in a good League One team like Charlton, Oxford, Ipswich or Portsmouth.

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‘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 (also) with the brand of football they play. All they lacked at times last season was a goalscorer.

‘They wanted him last season, but they wouldn’t pay the price.’