Peterborough United’s Jack Marriott is very much a man in demand with a number of clubs being linked with the striker during the transfer window thus far.
The likes of Bristol City, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Derby County are all thought to be vying for the strikers signature – and here, we rate the chances of each club signing the prolific striker:
Bristol City: 5/10
The Robins have been heavily linked with Marriott’s signature during this transfer window but at the same time, the striker has never really suggested in any case that he’d be interested in moving to Bristol City.
The Robins could have a relatively hefty budget if they sell striker Bobby Reid to fellow Championship side West Brom but also, convincing the Peterborough United to sign there could be a difficult task.
Derby County: 6/10
The Rams are thought to be in for Marriott and although geographically, Derby isn’t too far from Peterborough, he may be hard pushed to sign for the club.
Frank Lampard’s exciting new project would be a great prospect for Marriott to be part of but at the same time, the Rams have been told to cut their transfer cloth accordingly. Derby are thought to be getting rid of star striker Matej Vydra for around £7m so to sign Marriott who is unproven at Championship level for £6.5m seems unusual at best.
Leeds United: 7/10
Marcelo Bielsa likes attacking players, he likes goals and he likes attacking teams and he’d certainly like Jack Marriott.
The Elland Road outfit are thought to be supplying Bielsa with a £20m budget to spend in the transfer window but at the same time, they are also supposed to be interested in Abel Herenandez and Matej Vydra. The fact is, the aforementioned duo have done it in the Championship before and ultimately; Marriott hasn’t. This could be a big factor behind why Leeds probably won’t move to sign him.
Nottingham Forest: 9/10
Marriott has openly expressed his desire to join Forest, the Reds have clearly got a reasonably large budget to spend after smashing their transfer record on Joao Carvalho and everything seems geared towards a promotion push at the City Ground.
The key doubt would be as to whether Aitor Karanka feels he will be able to buy a better, more proven striker for Marriott’s £6.5m price tag, but this probably is only a small detail – also Marriott would most likely prove value for money.