According to reports in The Irish Sun on May 24, Leeds United have been told that they will need to pay £6.5m if they want to sign Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott this summer, and their fans were quick to react to the rumour on Twitter, with one even mentioning Peter Ridsdale’s name.
The Irish Sun says that the Yorkshire outfit, along with Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, are keen on the 23-year-old attacker who scored 33 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions for the Posh this term.
It is certainly no surprise that the Whites could be looking for a goalscorer to finally replace Chris Wood with Pierre-Michel Lasogga set to return to Hamburg following an uninspiring loan spell, and 2017 summer arrivals Caleb Ekuban, Pawel Cibicki and Jay-Roy Grot all struggling to make an impression.
We asked Leeds fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would like to see their club spend £6.5m on Marriott this summer, and a huge 72% said they wouldn’t want Andrea Radrizzani to splash out on the League One marksman.
It seems certain that United will bring in at least one – and possibly two – new centre-forwards this summer with links to Marriott, Jerry Mbakogu and Abel Hernandez already happening in the last couple of weeks, and it will be interesting to see whether they are willing to bid big for the former.