Among Peterborough United fans, there are few topics more controversial than Marcus Maddison.

The Newcastle-born midfielder has been at the Posh for a number of seasons, and still manages to divide opinions.

His contributions for the team this season can’t be argued.

The 23-year-old has contributed to almost half of Peterborough United’s goals this season, and although the squad seem to have coped without Maddison in recent weeks, his ability cannot be denied.

He attracted attention from a number of Championship clubs in the Summer, with Darragh MacAnthony rejected bids from Leeds United and Birmingham City, to name a few.

The January transfer window has been no different, with several Championship clubs keeping their eye on him.

Birmingham Mail reported that Aston Villa has sent club legend Brian Little to the ABAX Stadium on a number of occassions to watch Maddison.

These reports were confirmed on Darragh MacAnthony’s personal twitter.

The Posh chairman has made it clear that selling players on to bigger clubs is part of the club’s philosophy.

Last January, Posh lost star man Conor Washington to QPR, in a deal which fetched £2.5million.

Maddison joined the club for £250,000 from Gateshead, in a deal which had potential to rise to £500,000.

It remains unclear how much money Posh could receive for Maddison if he were to leave, but in my opinion, it wouldn’t be worth the loss they would suffer losing him as a player.

He may not be a fan favourite, he may be a bit selfish at times, but he has the ability to produce something out of nothing, and that will be crucial if Peterborough United want to make it out of Sky Bet League One this season.

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