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Jack Marriott can provide excellent back-up in the event Moussa Dembele leaves Celtic

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers have been priced out of a move that would bring striker Jack Marriott to Ibrox, with Celtic also said to have scouted the player ahead of the summer transfer window.

What’s the story?

Having already made six first team summer signings, Rangers have found confidence in the transfer market again after the appointment of Steven Gerrard, but it seems that one of the Liverpool legend’s targets will not be arriving at the Light Blues.

The Scottish Sun say that the club have been scared off a potential move for Peterborough’s Jack Marriott after they put a £5m valuation on their star player.

The paper reckon the 23-year-old is also a target for Premier League and Championship clubs this summer after a fine 2017/18 season, with Rangers’ rivals Celtic also scouting him.

Is he the kind of player that the Hoops should be looking at as Brendan Rodgers looks to enhance an already successful squad?

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Should Celtic try to sign him?

With Celtic reportedly closing in on a record-breaking deal for Odsonne Edouard, they are already making moves to strengthen their attacking options next season, with Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths also available.

If the Hoops move forward with that trio then there is no reason to have a closer look at Jack Marriott this summer.

However, there is also the prospect of Dembele leaving for pastures new after two years of development in Glasgow, with the club expected to receive a massive fee when he does make an exit.

That will leave in need of quality back-up and Marriott could be that man after an excellent season in 2017/18. He netted 32 times in all competitions for Posh, showing the kind of attacking consistency that could see him shine in the Scottish Premiership.

He may have improving to do to reach the level Celtic require, but Brendan Rodgers is good at polishing rough diamonds.

If the Hoops find themselves in the market for a striker this summer, then they should consider making a move for this Rangers target.

Article title: Jack Marriott can provide excellent back-up in the event Moussa Dembele leaves Celtic

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