Aston Villa can seal the deal of the summer transfer market if they can wrap up the signing of Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott who has been setting League One alight.
The 5ft 6in diminutive forward has notched up an incredible 30 goals in 51 games for the Posh.
And considering that his team sits eighth in League One, it’s a feat which is all the more astounding.
Leeds and Hull were reported to be interested in the 23-year-old back in January, so Steve Bruce will have a battle on his hands for the forward, who will undoubtedly have even more suitors now.
But with Albert Adomah the Villans most prolific goalscorer with 15 this season and Conor Hourihane in second with ten, it’s a position that’s in need of reinforcements.
Last season’s top scorer Jonathan Kodjia has had a torrid time with injuries throughout the current campaign and it will be some time before he is fully fit.
All of this means that the priority going into the summer window ought to be that of a proven striker and Marriott is exactly that.
The club’s inability to find the back of the net has cost them and following their fall from second in the Championship table to fourth, they now find themselves as the out of form side in the play offs.
With the 23-year-old in the ranks, if Bruce’s don’t make the Premier League next season, he will be the man to fire them to the top-flight on the next time of asking.
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