Jack Marriott is a player we’ve been linked with for some time but Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony seems prepared to try and fight and keep him.
The striker hit over 30 goals last season for the Posh in all competitions and, rather unsurprisingly, is now being linked with a whole host of clubs at least one step up the English football ladder.
Owner MacAnthony can be a tough negotiator, though, and as quoted by Peterborough Today, he seems ready to try and derail our and other clubs’ pursuits of the striker because Marriott won’t kick up a fuss if he can’t leave:
“We were burnt a few years ago when not letting a top player (Lee Tomlin) go to Celtic. It caused mayhem in our dressing room and in the end cost us promotion in my opinion.
“At times, the right thing to do is get the best deal for the club and move on and trust our recruitment process.
“But that’s the beauty of Jack Marriott. He was the best professional we had last season.
“He was first in, last out each day, not money orientated and wouldn’t give us a moment’s bother if he stayed.”
MacAnthony is well within his rights to try and keep his prize asset and I get the feeling he’s going to make it very hard for anyone to try and bring him in.
Perhaps the player will have to push for a move, then, but by all accounts it doesn’t seem as though he is the kind of person to do that.
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