Rangers have been reported to be interested in Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott after he smashed 33 goals for the Posh this season – but after a minimum £6.5million price tag was slapped on him then the Ibrox giants must look elsewhere.

Sky Sports had previously claimed that the Light Blues wanted to bring the 23-year-old to Glasgow as part of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox revolution but, according to The Sun, the League One side want the eye-watering figure for the player who, until recently, was playing non-league football.

Marriott may well have had a blistering season but he’s been playing in League One and paying that sort of money for a player who failed to make the grade at Ipswich Town seems like madness.

With the Light Blues also reported to be interested in bringing Wales and Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn to Ibrox then it seems the Gers have been weighing up alternatives to the in-demand Marriott.

It’s unlikely that Marriott will still be playing for the Posh next season but there’s absolutely no chance that director of football Mark Allen and manager Steven Gerrard should even bother pursuing any interest they might have had in him.

The Gers would simply be taking far too big of a gamble to be shelling out at least £6.5million just to get the striker to head north and could use that sort of money far better to improve their side ahead of the new season.

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