Leeds United must reignite their interest and snap up Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott if the fans are ever going to warm to director of football Victor Orta.

This realisation comes after a reliable journalist revealed that a fee had been agreed that would allow Matty Godden leave Stevenage to head to the League One side, thus paving the way for the exit of the 23-year-old goal machine.

Pete O’Rourke an  ESPN journalist delivered the news via his official Twitter feed and wrote: “Peterborough agree fee with Stevenage for striker Matty Godden. #pufc #StevenageFC.”

United previously reportedly looked at the striker back in the January transfer window but a switch never materialised.

However, if Leeds want to realise their goal of reaching the Premier League, the capture of the 23-year-old is imperative.

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And The Sun’s transfer expert Alan Nixon thinks that the Godden move means that Marrriott will be on his way this summer.

Only Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe have made a significant input up front in terms of goals, but aside from the duo who are not fancied by the Elland Road crowd, there is little to get excited about.

With Marriott on board, that would all change.

The striker has been unstoppable in League One where he is the division’s top scorer with 27 goals – that is despite the fact that Peterborough finished in an average 9th place.

He got 33 across all competitions, and if he can replicate that with better players that Leeds have to back him up, then they could solve their problems with lack of firepower up front and finally warm the crowd toward Orta.

In other Leeds United news, Whites player close to agreeing move to PL club, journalist reveals chances of landing £6m fee.

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