The hunt for 33-goal Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott is heating up with a number of clubs in pursuit of the hotshot.
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony has mentioned so many times on twitter that Leeds United have been regular visitors to the ABAX Stadium to cast an eye over a number of his players but especially Marriott. Now Sky sources have confirmed that fellow Championship sides Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest have also shown an interest in buying the forward with the72 also stating Derby County are another side rumoured to be interested but they have been joined by former Scottish giants Rangers.
Interest in the 23-year-old has been building up during the last few weeks of the League season which culminated in the striker being an unused substitute in the final match of the season to protect the player ahead of what could turn out to be a bidding war.
MacAnthony has already tweeted back in April that any club wanting to sign Marriott would have to pay more than £5 million:
Nobody is getting our best striker we’ve had a for long time for 5 mill buddy but let’s forget valuations & focus on finishing season way we want to ???????? https://t.co/auaDCVmlFm
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) April 11, 2018
That price tag could put off Rangers after their money troubles in recent years but he would surely be an excellent striker to spearhead new manager Steven Gerrard’s attempt to narrow the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Until any bid is accepted, it is expected more and more clubs could register their interest in the League One Golden Boot winner.
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