Date: 7th June 2018 at 7:00pm
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Peterborough Director of Football’s Barry Fry has revealed there are eight different clubs pursuing Jack Marriott this summer.

Reports have linked us with a move for the 23-year-old but there looks to be a whole host of clubs that are pursuing the striker.

Fry told Peterborough Today:

Eight clubs are chasing Jack, but I still haven’t received a bid worthy of taking to the board of directors. It’s not a problem. We are prepared to keep Jack if we don’t get a good enough offer. We are prepared to sell him, but not because we have to for financial reasons.”

The Birmingham Mail reports that the Posh are looking for £6m for the forward. Considering the forward has only had one decent goalscoring season in League One, that is a pretty steep figure.

We are certainly on a lookout for a new striker if our interest in Hull City’s Abel Hernandez is anything to go by. With the joint worst record in the Championship for goals scored last season, it is something that does need to be addressed.

However, competition is fierce for players of Marriott’s level, and Peterborough know that with so many players interested in him, they can hold out for a significant transfer fee.

 

5 Replies to “Birmingham Facing Seven Other Teams In Battle For League One Ace”

  • This isn’t news or even close to journalism, its Just your thoughts and dreams again KRO. You don’t know if we are interested in either of the players you are simply assuming things and writing about it as though its fact. Maybe starting of with “my thoughts” or “I think”

    My thoughts are that we cant afford either of them. I would like us to be looking at players in this range, but I wont assume we are just because I want us to .

  • Forget it – not worth the space – we won’t get either! What next ? Say we are interested in signing Messi!!!!

  • My target would be McNulty of Coventry City.Bit of the Craig Bellamy about him.Typical Blues type player.Cost wise-not sure. Failing that,I would be happy to see Hale and McFarlane given an early chance.

  • I don’t think we’re looking at him.
    I feel there’s much better value for money than him anyway.
    If I’m completely honest, I don’t think he would’ve scored so many goals without Maddisons supply.
    He’d be the one I’d prefer, problem is Peterborough’s owner likes getting every last penny for his players, oh, and it doesn’t help Barry Fry talking em all up, either.
    Naah, Garry, there’s better value for money elsewhere.
    We desperately desperately need better creativity in midfield, we didn’t score enough goals last season because we didn’t create enough chances, had Adams and Vassell injured for most of it, oh, and our loan striker playing mostly on the wing.
    Injury free Adams and Vassell should be able to get into double figures, and why not give Hale and McFarlane a go in the friendlies, see if they can make the step up.
    Ideally, a creative midfielder or two, a goalscorer and even a target man would drastically improve our goalscoring, and throw in a left back and a left sided centre half, then we’d have a squad good enough to challenge for at least the play offs.

  • We have two great striker prospects , and perhaps more , but a great header of a ball we don’t have , but perhaps the juke will come good again , but we are still short of a striker , if injuries hit us up front . But as said we do need a provider of top passes to make it easier to score ..

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