Leeds United have once again been linked with a move for striker Jack Marriott ahead of the summer transfer window. Bristol Live have today published an article on the comments of Steve Evans regarding Marriott and it seems like he is resigned to the fact that he will leave this summer.
Evans said, “There is huge interest in a special talent and I trust the board to do what’s in the best interests of the club and of the player.”
“I have spoken to some managers and they are determined to get jack. It’s not a certainty that he will go, but goalscoreres as good as him are gold dust. There is a huge amount of interest in him.”
“The Chairman turned down unacceptable bids for Jack in January.”
There is no doubt that Marriott will be the subject of bids from the Championship this summer and Leeds would be foolish not to consider the player. We are one of the clubs that seem to be very interested and with the club looking to cut numbers and add quality. Marriott would easily fit inside the current wage structure even though it is set to be increased and the only thing that would be an issue, clearly is the transfer fee.
The rumour was that Peterborough wanted around £6 million for the striker and that seems very steep, although finding players as prolific as Marriott aren’t easy and he will probably score goals in the Championship looking at his prolific record in League One. We currently have four strikers, all who have huge flaws. Tyler Roberts hasn’t played a game through injury, Kemar Roofe struggles with consistency, Caleb Ekuban can’t score goals and Pierre-Michel Lasogga is one of the laziest strikers we’ve seen for a long time.