Date: 8th August 2018 at 1:50pm
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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been a long admirer of Posh winger Marcus Maddison and was impressed with the 24-year-old when Posh beat his Villa side 3-1 in the FA Cup last season.

With a limited budget, it looked like Bruce would see one of his Championship rivals pick up Maddison who has a release clause of £2.5 million, but that situation could change if he sells Jack Grealish.

Grealish, who was a target of Posh back in 2014, is widely expected to make the step up to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur a likely destination.

If Bruce loses the impressive Grealish, it would at least bring in some money which could be used to strengthen his side further and what a snip it would be if he tied up the signing of Maddison [pictured below].

Maddison should easily be able to make the step up to the Championship and with his left-foot, Villa, or whoever wins the signing of Maddison, will create chance after chance for the strikers.

You just have to look at the partnership he had with Jack Marriott at Posh last season. If it were not for Maddison, then Marriott wouldn’t have scored over 30 goals.

If his potential new club have forwards that are capable of converting chances that come their way, then they should be looking at a very productive season.

With just over a day remaining until the transfer window slams shut, will Villa or another Championship side agree to the terms Posh are insisting on for their talismanic midfielder?

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