NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 3rd, 2012.
Wrexham FC centre back Nat Knight-Percival will sign for Peterborough in the summer it has been revealed today.
Peterborough’s interest in the player had been rumoured in the January transfer window when they are believed to have had a bid in the region of £100,000 turned down.
However, the club’s director of football Barry Fry has today confirmed that Knight-Percival will sign for them on a free transfer in the summer when his contract at Wrexham runs up.
The 25 year old has impressed for the reds since making the transition from midfield to defence at the start of this season under Dean Saunders.
He has continued to develop under the stewardship of player-manager Andy Morrell and is understood to have impressed Peterborough manager and former Wrexham FC midfielder Darren Ferguson during Wrexham’s FA Cup run this season.
Ferguson was present for the reds’ FA Cup replay thriller against Brighton at the Racecourse which went all the way to penalties.
Knight-Percival has been a mainstay for Wrexham this season making 44 appearances in a squad which has kept more than 20 clean sheets. He has also chipped in with five goals.
Wrexham FC’s board of directors have released a statement expressing of their disappointment at comments made by Barry Fry regarding Knight-Percival.
“We have a strict policy that we do not speak publically about players who are under contract with another team. Sadly, we cannot control how other clubs conduct themselves in such situations,” explained Dragons’ CEO David Roberts.
Knight-Percival is in the final year of his contract and the former Histon centre-half is therefore fully entitled to speak with other clubs, despite the offer of a new deal from Wrexham.
“Nat has been an integral part of our success this term and it is only natural that clubs from higher divisions have been monitoring his progress,” added Roberts.
“Indeed, we turned down a six-figure offer for him back in January because of our desire to win promotion back to The Football League.
“We fully understand why he has kept his options open and, if he does decide to move on, then it will be with everybody’s best wishes.
“We know Nat is fully committed to seeing Wrexham achieve promotion this term and that he is determined to play a full part in ensuring that happens.”