By Danny Wright

13th May, 2018 | 10:07am

English club chairman responds when asked if Celtic are in hunt to sign prolific forward

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that there are clubs outside of England interested in Jack Marriott after being asked whether Celtic were in the hunt to sign the prolific forward.

Sky Sports has reported that Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday have all shown interest in Marriott, who has scored 33 goals in 56 appearances across all competitions this season.

MacAnthony was asked on Twitter whether Celtic were keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old goal machine, leading the chairman of the English League One club to respond.

“Lots of clubs have Danny not just here in England. All the best pal,” he said on his personal Twitter account.

Football Insider verdict

Celtic are likely to have a change in their strikeforce over the summer. Odsonne Edouard may not make his loan deal permanent while Moussa Dembele is bound to be linked with a move south of the border. Brendan Rodgers will probably have several centre-forwards on his radar and fans will surely be hoping that Marriott is one of them. He has been in lethal form this season and there’s no chance that he will still be in League One for next season. The ex-Luton striker is definitely good enough for the Championship, but is he good enough for the top of the Scottish Premiership and maybe even Champions League football? Probably not, however he may not cost a lot of money so it could be worth taking a risk on the clinical finisher. Rangers are interested in the 23-year-old so there is a chance that he could move to Scotland this summer. Glasgow would more than likely be the only place he would go, but will it be Govan or Parkhead?

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In other Rangers news, this centre-back wanted by the Gers and rivals Celtic is due to head to Glasgow with his deal expiring soon.

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