Date: 29th May 2008 at 1:23pm
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The Sun are reporting that Mick McCarthy has slapped a million pound bid for striker Aaron Mclean on Darren Ferguson’s desk.

The 23 year old former Grays man fits the McCarthy bill. And he can score. His career record so far makes impressive reading

142 appearances, 61 as sub, 87 goals including 32 last season coming back from cruciate ligament surgery, and 10 in 20 appearances the one before that.

He’s shown progressive improvement all through his career, already spanning 8 seasons making a million pound bid sound almost derisory for a newly promoted side looking to move up to The Championship.

Unless there’s a trigger in McLean contract similar to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s, any indication from Peterborough that they’re prepared to negotiate would send more than a couple of Chairmen scurrying for their chequebook and pen.

And with the likes of Milan Mandric lurking in the lower leagues, auction prices are likely to be high with summer bargains short in supply.