By Wayne Veysey

2nd May, 2017 | 5:41pm

Darragh MacAnthony: If I was in charge at Leeds, I would lodge a cheeky bid for this assist machine

By Alex Stevens

Darragh MacAnthony has claimed on Twitter he would lodge a bid for Peterborough playmaker Marcus Maddison if he was in charge of Leeds United.

The Peterborough owner admitted the goal and assist machine should be of interest to a club of Leeds’ stature and ambition.

Maddison, 23, has emerged as one of the outstanding players in the lower leagues as a result of his form for the League One outfit.

Asked by a Leeds fan on Twitter on Monday if he would submit a “cheeky bid” for Maddison if he was in charge at the Yorkshire giants, MacAnthony replied in the affirmative.

“For sure,” the Posh chief said on his personal Twitter account. “I’d always buy exciting young English talent if at Leeds, the large fanbase would propel them to great heights.”

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Maddison is Peterborough’s prize asset following his development since joining from non-league Gateshead in the summer of 2014.

He has an outstanding record this season, scoring nine goals and supplying a remarkable 18 assists in 48 appearances in all competitions.

In total for Peterborough, the England C international has scored 30 goals and provided 38 assists from 124 matches.

In other Leeds United news, the deal is all but done for the club to complete the transfer of an experienced Premier League man from West Ham.

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