Championship duo Leeds United and Hull City are leading the race to sign Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott, according to the Mirror.

Aston Villa are also keen but may have to sell a player or two before they can sign someone due to financial restrictions.

Marriott has been in fine form for Peterborough in League One this season and has bagged 17 league goals. The Posh reportedly value him at around £3 million.

Peterborough has been the home of some decent Football League strikers in recent years such as Craig Makail-Smith, Connor Washington and Aaron McClean and Marriott could be the next one to leave.

Leeds are a side showing serious interest in him. Thomas Christiansen will be looking for a striker in January to boost his attacking options. Leeds are a team who are targeting to be in contention for promotion to the top flight at the end of the season and will need to make some more signings to help them.

Hull City are another club who are in the race for Marriott. The striker was actually born in Beverley, which is a town on the outskirts of Hull. The Tigers have struggled with life back in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League last season.

Hull’s new boss, Nigel Adkins, says they want to sign a defender, winger and a striker in this transfer window. They need a forward, like Jack Marriott, to join and score the goals to get them away from danger. Though they will face competition for him.



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