Hull City’s new manager Grant McCann could look to link up with Peterborough United playmaker Marcus Maddison once again after it was revealed by the Peterborough Telegraph that the Championship side have enquired about a possible move for the star man.

Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has revealed that Hull City have asked about star playmaker Marcus Maddison. Grant McCann is looking to bring in some new faces this summer to make his mark on the Tigers’ squad, and he could look to where he started his managerial career for some transfer options.

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Fry said: “Hull have been in touch. It wasn’t Grant as he doesn’t deal with transfers.

“They asked how much we would want for him and I said they would have to match the buyout clause in his contract. If they do that we couldn’t stop him leaving if he wanted to go. Hull haven’t been back with a bid, but we are confident we can keep Marcus anyway. He’s a special player and is settled here.”

Almost every transfer window sees Posh having to fend off interest in Marcus Maddison – apart from last summer where he was placed on the transfer list as part of an agreement in his contract. However, he remained at the club and after a difficult start to the season, he returned to his deadly best, especially under Darren Ferguson, notching up a total of 10 goals and 23 assists.

Upon the start of pre-season, the club are preparing as they look to fight for promotion, with Maddison a big part of their plans. As Fry said, the club are confident they will be able to hold onto to 25-year-old and will be looking to negotiate a new deal with him.

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Maddison has been a star performer at Posh since joining from Gateshead in 2014. Overall, he has played 223 games in his time at London Road, scoring 52 goals and providing 84 assists (Transfermarkt).

It will be interesting to see if Hull return with a bid for the playmaker after making an enquiry, but with Posh determined to keep him and Maddison happy and settled, the may find it difficult to tempt him to the KCOM Stadium.


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