Sunderland are reportedly set to continue to monitor Marcus Maddison’s situation at Peterborough closely and may consider an offer in January for the right price.
Maddison has been in fantastic form for the Posh this season, scoring six goals and providing six assists in 12 League One games, and helped his side climb up to third in the Championship.
The midfielder is understood to have a £2.5 million release clause but his current deal at Peterborough is set to expire in the summer.
Maddison was linked to Sunderland in the summer but remained at his current club, however, it appears that the Black Cats are not done with the 26-year-old just yet.
According to the Chronicle Live, the North East club will continue to closely monitor the playmaker and could make a move in January if the Posh lower their asking price.
The report suggests that if they don’t, Sunderland will wait and enter the race for his signature when his current deal ends in the summer.
Sunderland are ninth in League One, six places and two points below Peterborough, and currently managerless after they terminated Jack Ross’ contract last week.
Maddison has proven his quality once again this season and has contributed to more goals than any other player in League One.
Sunderland’s current stance appears a smart tactic but there is no denying it is a little risky.
It would surely be a waste of money to trigger his £2.5 million in January, however, the Black Cats run the risk of missing out on Maddison if they wait until his contract expires–especially if they fail to get promoted this season.