According to BBC Sport, Peterborough United’s director of football Barry Fry has said that Marcus Maddison was “gutted” that he couldn’t move to Leeds last year.

Fry said that Leeds were interested in signing Maddison in the January transfer window in 2016, but stated that negotiations had broken down over the transfer fee.

He said: “I had three meetings with Leeds and thought I’d agreed a fee, then Leeds owner Massimo Cellino changed the goalposts and it didn’t happen.

“Marcus was disappointed it didn’t happen, obviously, because Leeds are a huge club.

“He’s in his last year and we’ll see what comes in, but we won’t be selling him for the sake of selling him.”

The interest from Leeds may still be there, and they could have a chance of signing the former Newcastle youth player this summer, if they were to place another bid.

The winger is entering the last year of his current contract at Peterborough, and due to club policy, has been placed on the transfer list.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed on Twitter that negotiations to give Maddison a new contract have start, and that he is hopeful a deal can be completed.

Maddison appeared 41 times for Posh in Sky Bet League One this season, finding the net nine times, and providing 17 assists for his team mates.


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