Leeds fans react to rumour they would need to pay £6.5m to sign Jack Marriott

According to reports in The Sun, Leeds United target Jack Marriott would cost £6.5m if Peterborough United were to sell him this summer, and Whites fans have been quick to react to the rumour.

The Sun says that the Yorkshire club, along with Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, are all keen on the prolific 23-year-old attacker, but the Posh aren’t willing to let him go on the cheap.

Marriott scored 33 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions for Peterborough this season, and it is no surprise that Paul Heckingbottom could be taking a closer look at him with the likes of Caleb Ekuban, Pawel Cibicki and Jay-Roy Grot proving to be flops following their arrivals at Elland Road last summer.

Leeds supporters, who have urged the club to rescue a £35,000-a-week Premier League star on Twitter, took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “and we thought Ridsdale was mental”, another said “he’s a £4m player at the most”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…