Aston Villa 17-goal striker move on the cards, English club willing to discuss seven-figure deal - report
Aston Villa could make a move for Peterborough striker Jack Marriot in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that an approach from the West Midlands side is on the cards as Steve Bruce searches for a new centre-forward to help his side’s bid for promotion to the Premier League.
It is understood that English League One side Peterborough are willing to discuss the sale of Marriott, 23, and could do business for a seven-figure fee worth around £2.5million.
The report adds that QPR and Sunderland are also in the hunt for the former Luton striker while Millwall are interested but could be priced out of any potential deal.
Marriott has been in sensational form this season and has already amassed a stunning total of 17 goals across all competitions for the Posh.
Peterbrough’s owner Darragh MacAnthony reportedly wants to drive a hard bargain for Marriott, who penned a contract until 2021 in June.
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Football Insider verdict
Marriott is in really good form at the moment but he is really someone who would be a bit of a risk to sign. Challenging from promotion to the Championship is a lot different to trying to go up to the Premier League. The gulf in quality between the top of the two leagues is insane after the amount of money that was spent by second-tier sides in the summer so Marriott could be well out of his depth at the top end of the table. Villa do need a striker in January, especially with Jonathan Kodjia potentially out for the season, but the Peterborough goal machine isn’t the answer. Instead, QPR and Sunderland are perhaps better options for the ex-Luton player. He would probably get more game time and be more of a crucial player towards the bottom end of the table.
In other Aston Villa news, the Villains are also in the hunt for this Premier League powerhouse striker.