Leeds United have had a miserable season this year, and with the disappointing form that the club has suffered since Boxing Day, with only two wins, many fans and pundits expect changes to be coming to the roster in the summer transfer window.
One area that Leeds failed to properly address last summer was the striker position. Chris Wood was sold to Burnley last August, and Pierre-Michel Lasogga was brought in on loan from Bundesliga club Hamburger SV. Lasogga’s time spent on loan at Leeds hasn’t always been a happy time, and the club are unwilling to spend the transfer fee or the wages to make a deal from Hamburg permanent.
THREE IN FOR LEAGUE ONE HOTSHOT: Jack Marriott seems to be scoring for fun this season in League One . There's news that teams higher up the ladder are interested - £5m interested: https://t.co/HnltSp7vyx#lugfc #swfc #nffc— The72 Leeds United (@72_Whites) April 10, 2018
Leeds have been once again linked to Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, after being linked with a possible move for the player back in December and January. The latest rumour has the Yorkshire club one of three clubs that the Daily Mail are reporting to be interested. Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday are also apparently interested in the striker.
Former Leeds boss Steve Evans, who is now the manager at Peterborough, has said that Marriott is a top striker, saying that Marriott is the best finisher that he’d worked with in his time in football, including when he managed Chris Wood at Leeds. High praise indeed.
Peterborough are reportedly asking £5 million, plus add-ons, for the striker who joined the Posh from Luton Town only last summer. The 23 year-old has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season. It would be a very good bit of business for Peterborough to sell him for millions of pounds this summer. He joined the Posh for a fee that is rumoured to be about £450,000 and the club reportedly rejected an offer of £4 million for him last January.
If Peterborough are promoted to the Championship, the club might want to hold on to their star striker, but if they fail to make the playoffs, or win promotion through the playoffs, then he will likely be on the move, with Peterborough looking to cash in.
Leeds brought in former West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts in January, but he has yet to feature due to injury, and the likes of Caleb Ekuban, Kemar Roofe, and Pawel Cibicki don’t appear to be good enough for Leeds to contend in the Championship. Marriott could be a good bit of business for the club. However, Leeds will be linked to just about every single player that might be on the move this summer, so take these rumours with a grain of salt.