Posh keeper Lewis admits transfer is not a certainty

Joe Lewis
Lewis joined from Norwich for £400,000 in January 2008

Peterborough United keeper Joe Lewis says he is happy to stay at the club if no acceptable offer is made for him.

The 23-year-old put in a transfer request in January, but hopes of a move were hit when he broke his kneecap in the League One play-offs.

"I want to play at the highest level possible, playing in the Championship next season won't damage my career," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I've still got a year left and I'll stay 100% committed to Peterborough."

Posh secured promotion to the Championship after beating MK Dons and Huddersfield in the League One play-offs.

Lewis played only the first 45 minutes in the first leg against the Dons before a collision with Charlie Lee left him with a broken kneecap.

He said: "The timing of the injury was good and bad.

"Bad in the respect that I missed the two biggest games of the season, but good because hopefully they're the only two games I'll miss and I'll be back for the start of the season."

Aston Villa were rumoured to be interested in the former Norwich keeper during the January transfer window, although the Premier League club denied this.

Lewis said promotion to the Championship will strengthen the club's hand in the transfer market.

"In the club's point of view they'll be in a better position to ask a reasonable fee which I expect them to," he said.

"The chairman and Barry Fry will value me at a certain price and until that price is met I will still be a Peterborough player.

"I'm more than happy to be at the club next season."

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