Leeds, Villa and Hull chase £3m-rated 23-goal League One striker

Date published: Monday 8th January 2018 3:45 - Matthew Briggs

Leeds and Hull are chasing £3million-rated Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, according to a report.

The 23-year-old has blasted 23 goals for the League One side so far this season, including two goals in the shock FA Cup win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Villa are also believed to be interested in the former Luton forward, who smashed 28 goals in 54 starts for the Hatters to earn himself a move to Peterborough last summer.

The Daily Mirror reports both Hull and Leeds are tracking Marriott, who has not been phased by a step up through the divisions.

Posh boss Grant McCann wants to keep Marriott, but is realistic to know that if a big offer lands fgor the player then he will be hard to keep.

“It’s important we keep him. But this is Peterborough United, not Manchester United and we have to cut our cloth accordingly.

“I don’t think the chairman or Barry Fry are trying to sell him, but there is no doubt in my mind that Jack is way above League One.

“With his pace and his goals, I am sure he could easily play in the Championship – or maybe higher,” said McCann after his side’s 3-1 win at Villa.

The report claims Posh, who have a proven record of selling on strikers for big money, want £3million for Marriott.

Dwight Gayle, Craig Mackail-Smith, Britt Assombalonga and Conor Washington have all been sold on for decent profits in recent years at London Road.


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