Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are both believed to be keen on snapping up Jack Marriott but Peterborough dismissed any potential move.

 

Leeds United and Nottingham Forest have been linked with the red-hot striker ahead of the summer transfer window in the Daily Mail.

Marriott has hit 32 goals this term for Posh, which makes him the Football League’s top scorer.

The 23-year-old looked almost certain to leave Posh, if Steve Evans’ side fail to be promoted, and Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are believed to be among the interested clubs but Peterborough’s chairman claimed “Nobody is getting our best striker”.

But if he was to leave, Peterborough rate the 23-year-old as better than Britt Assombalonga and Dwight Gayle, who each left for fees of around £7m once bonus clauses were included.

Marriott has now scored 32 goals in 53 games this season after moving from Luton last summer for £450,000 although Peterborough rejected a £4m bid in January.

So with a number of Championship clubs are following his progress, and there has even been some interest from the Premier League, Marriott could be tempted to leave.

Peterborough have an excellent track record for sourcing promising players and selling on for a major profit.

Forest and Leeds both look likely to finish in mid-table, and will surely be active in the next transfer window, as they look to put the quality in their squad to have a much improved campaign next time around.

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