Date: 5th June 2018 at 6:15pm
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Written by George Yiend.

Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott has been heavily linked with a move away this summer following a prolific campaign with Posh. He notched up an impressive 33 goals in all competitions last season and Peterborough are rumoured to be looking to cash in after failing to gain promotion.

Birmingham City have been linked Marriott since January along with other teams such as Aston Villa, Bristol City, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United. The touted asking price has been rumoured to be around £4-6m, so it would be an expensive deal for any club to pursue considering he has only proved his goal scoring ability it in the lower leagues.

Interestingly for Blues fans though, Marriott was the strike partner of Isaac Vassell which could play a factor if Blues were to pursue this deal. Blues have been without a consistent goal scorer for a number of years and Marriott has been touted as the suitable candidate for the role.

The main issue for Blues would be where we lie in regard to FFP restrictions. As any move for Marriott would prove to be expensive its likely Blues wouldn’t be able to make a play until they have confirmed the sales of a number of high earners at the club.

Following Peterborough’s purchase of Matt Godden, it adds up like a replacement for the likely departure of Marriott. With Leeds looking highly likely to confirm the capture of Abel Hernandez it is unlikely that they will be looking to bring in Marriott too. Villa may be priced out of the move considering their perilous financial situation, leaving Blues, Forest and Bristol City.

The bookies rank Forest as favourites for his signature with Bristol narrowly behind. It remains to be seen if Blues can tussle and compete financially for a deal that may well be too rich.

Blues fans, would you be excited if the club signing Jack Marriott? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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11 Replies to “Jack Marriott – Will Blues be priced out of a move for the Posh striker?”

  • Most deffo he would do really well with us and partnering him with Isaac Vassell will just prove what worth we would have up front truthfully tht would be a force to be reckoned with if we get him fingers crossed I hope blues can pull it off honestly

  • Well he’s a proven goal scorer BUT not at this level,if the asking price was reasonable it just might be a great addition providing he can perform to Championship standards.This is why we have managers,to make key decisions,on this one I am uncertain ,would love to be proved wrong for we desperately need a striker who can grab 20 plus goals a season. KRO

  • Realistically I think the only it would happen is if Che Adams was sold because I can’t see us splashing that amount of cash on one player. I remember he destroyed Vile in a cup tie and I definitely would welcome him at Blues.

  • Offer them 4.5 million and they will bite your hand off. Or offer them 10 mil for Marriott and Madison as a pair. Sell Adams to Stoke for 15.5 mil. Then 3 million for Stockdale 1 million for Grounds 500k for kusack and 1 Mil for Gardener. Only know that’s 21 million buy smoothies for 3 million. And that leaves us 18 million for other areas of the team. And the jobs a goodun.

  • Really needs a quiet word with Barry Fry to get these guys on board.Cmon Barry you are supposed to be a Blues fan,do us proud.

  • I think 5 to 6 million is too big a risk to take on him.
    If that figure was for both him and Maddison, then I would say it would be less of a gamble, they both played well together at P’Boro.
    I think Marriott would be less effective without Maddison.
    If I had to choose, I would rather have Maddison, he’s the creative player we’re crying out for, and I think it’s mainly down to him why Marriott has scored so many goals.
    I think Tom Bradshaw looks better value for money, at an estimated 1 million, and with decent supply he would get as many as Marriott would in the Championship.
    Just heard West Ham U have ended their interest in signing Jordan Greenidge (free from Stoke) now Pellegrini’s their manager, leaving us in pole position to sign him up.

  • Well there’s no way THE VILE will be bidding for him???????????????? What an absolute up eh!! Can’t wait for the next episode in this developing saga. Thank ” Monk ” we have a progressive, thriving and supporter friendly club. SOTV

  • Ditto Big Mac.Just enjoying this mess at Villa.Tables turned completely. Summer gets better each day! Perhaps the word Administration May crop up later today.

  • He is the type of player Birmingham have been looking for we need a steve claridge in the box and Jack Marriott ticks the boxes … get him before someone else does.

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