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Leeds United rival Championship side in race to seal deal for lethal striker

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Leeds United and Hull City are leading the chase for Peterborough forward Jack Marriott who is the top scorer in League One.

The 23-year old has hit 17 league goals this season and has attracted interest from several clubs in higher divisions, despite only joining Posh in the summer.

His stock increased further with a brace in the FA Cup third round win at Villa Park on Saturday and the Mirror report that Leeds and Hull are the frontrunners for the £3m man.

And, manager Grant McCann admitted after the cup win at Villa Park that a club of Peterborough’s size are sometimes unable to keep hold of their key men.

It’s important we keep him. But this is Peterborough United, not Manchester United and we have to cut our cloth accordingly. I don’t think the chairman or Barry Fry are trying to sell him, but there is no doubt in my mind that Jack is way above League One.”

With his pace and his goals, I am sure he could easily play in the Championship – or maybe higher.”

The Verdict

A lot of Championship clubs need goalscorers, with Leeds and Hull in particular short of a quality number nine.

Whilst he is unproven in the second tier, there’s no doubt that Marriott looks ready to make the step up. He’s scoring for fun at the minute and looks ready to make the step up.

Peterborough will command a big fee, as they have done for players over the years, but with Leeds looking for promotion and Hull to avoid relegation, he could turn out to be worth every penny.

Thoughts, Leeds and Hull fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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