The race for Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott is hotting up and there are various clubs interesting in signing him in the summer, according to the Nottingham Post.

The 23-year-old has been on fire for the Posh in League One this season and has scored 32 goals in all competitions. Championship sides such as Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with him previously and there is now an unnamed European club watching him closely.

Marriott joined Peterborough United last summer from League Two side Luton Town and has turned out to have been inspired piece of business. There are reports that the Posh want a fee in excess of £5 million for him, if they are to sell.

He started his career Ipswich Town but never broke into the first-team at Portman Road. He had loan spells away at Woking, Gillingham, Carlisle United and Colchester United before leaving the Tractor Boys on a permanent basis in 2015 to join Luton Town.

He scored 16 goals in all competitions in his first season with Luton and followed that up with 12 goals in the last campaign. He has proven his ability to be a top goal scorer at this level and now deserves a chance higher up the football pyramid.

The signing of Marriott was a shrewd signing by the Posh and shows what a great transfer policy they have by giving talented players from the lower leagues a chance to shine in League One.

 

 


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