Peterborough United have signed Barnet midfielder Jack Taylor for a fee of £500,000, which could rise to £1 million, with the 21-year-old penning a long-term contract at the Weston Homes Stadium.

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Taylor, who has netted nine goals in all competitions this season, completed the paperwork at the Mick George Training Academy late on Monday evening and will meet his new teammates on Tuesday. He came through the Chelsea academy and has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level.

The 6ft1 midfield man has made over 100 appearances in the first team and has scored 15 goals. Manager Darren Ferguson was delighted to get the deal over the line. “Jack is a player that I have known for years. I tried to sign him for my previous club; it didn’t get done.

“It is a big signing for us. The boy is absolutely ready for this step-up.

“He can play in a variety of positions, a variety of formations, has a really good passing range, can score goals from midfield and plays off both feet.”

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