By Dominic Toner
Leeds could rekindle their interest in Peterborough playmaker Marcus Maddison, according to a report.
Football website HITC claim that the Whites have been alerted to the fact that the 23-year-old has a £1.5million buy-out clause in his contract.
It is understood that the clause has been triggered as he enters the final 12 months of his deal and he is now available at a bargain price.
The report details that the Yorkshire giants came close to sign him in January before the deal fell through, but could now return to sign him for a much cheaper fee.
Maddison was one of the standout players for Peterborough this season as they finish 11th-placed in League One.
The versatile ace operated in both wide areas and as a number 10 this season, which helped him become the creative spark for his side.
He made 48 appearances across all competitions, scoring nine goals and supplying a stunning 18 assists in return.
The assist king was one of the standout players in the division and may have aspirations of playing at a higher level after making 124 appearances for Boro.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds should seriously consider a move for the League One star in the summer as his transfer fee could turn out to be a steal. The 23-year-old has shown his creativity this season and turned provide for his teammates frequently. He is yet to prove himself in the Championship, but looks ready to make the step up and be tested. Garry Monk’s side have just lacked a bit of extra quality into striker Chris Wood and the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Alfonso Pedraza and Hadi Sacko have come up just a bit short. Maddison has a wonderful left foot at his disposal and he could chip in with some vital contributions at Elland Road if given the chance.
In other Leeds transfer news, they are set for a massive cash injection in the summer.