Peterborough owner Darragh MacAntony has made it clear that he has decided against sanctioning Jack Marriott’s switch to Leeds United in the January transfer window.
The Mirror has reported that Leeds and Hull are the front-runners to sign the prolific League One striker, who has netted a stunning 23 goals in his 38 appearances across all competitions season.
MacAnthony, who rarely shies away from responding to transfer rumours revolving around his club, was asked by a Leeds supporter on Saturday whether he will let Marriott, 23, move to Elland Road this month.
However the League One side’s owner responded, saying “no” to the eager United fan, while also mentioning the Yorkshire club’s 1-0 defeat to Ipswich at Portman Road on Saturday.
@DMAC102 is Marriott allowed to be a Leeds player yet
— Aaron (@RoofeFinesse) January 13, 2018
No pal.. bad day at office for you fellas today was it? https://t.co/jwda5hlkx6
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) January 13, 2018
Marriott has been in lethal form for Peterborough this season and really got fans talking when he scored a brace to dump Aston Villa out of the FA Cup earlier this month.
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has confirmed that bids worth around £2million have been tabled by a Championship club for the former Luton striker.
However the Mirror’s report claims that the Posh are looking for £3million.
Leeds are in no doubt in need of a striker during the transfer window with summer signings Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Jay-Roy Grot failing to come anywhere near to filling the void left by Chris Wood.
Kemar Roofe has now turned into the go-to man up front, but even the ex-West Brom attacker has found it tough to hit a rhythm quite like Wood did.