Peterborough defender, Mark Beevers, has been a top-tier player in the club since 2019 and has been a regular player in League One for the previous two seasons. However, the defender has fallen out of favor at Peterborough this season, and as a result, he has only made 14 appearances for the club.
The player has championship experience, having played over 100 league games for Sheffield, Millwall, and Bolton. Despite having his contract with the club renewed last summer, he has not been the first choice in the Posh starting lineup this season, rather been in the back seat a few times.
Beevers’ contract with the club currently expires in 2024, and while he may have a better chance of playing in League One next season, with his team’s current form, it may be time for Peterborough to consider selling the player.
Depending on additional departures from the club this summer, including interest in teenage defender Ronnie Edwards, there is a chance that Beevers will return to the team and be considered more suited to the level below. However, given that he was a regular Championship player for two years prior to joining Peterborough, there is no assurance of that.
As a result, there is a fair probability that a Championship club will regard him as a buy in the summer, particularly for teams at the bottom of the league who will know he has championship potential. Peterborough may need to replace Beevers, who is now 32 years old.
At the same time, teams near the bottom of the standings will be trying to add experience to their ranks for next season. For Peterborough, they must consider that, given his age and when his contract expires, this could be one of their last opportunities to cash in on a player who has fallen out of favor at the club this season and whose value is only likely to fall further, especially with the club relegated to League One next season.
As a result, now may be the appropriate time to part ways with a player who is no longer accustomed to the way he was at the club.