Date: 6th July 2018 at 5:30pm
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With Nottingham Forest reportedly close to sealing the £6m transfer of Lewis Grabban, the club will likely move on in their search for a new striker.

Top quality 20-goal a season poachers are hard to come by, especially when even League One striker’s like Jack Marriott have such a high price tag.

The Daily Mail reported back in April that Peterborough are demanding £5m plus add-ons for the 23-year-old. It’s a steep number for a player who hasn’t proven himself in the Championship.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirmed on Twitter that he had received five bids from two different clubs for the striker; none of which have seemingly matched the Posh’s asking price:

Peterborough are definitely playing hardball, and the question is should Garry Monk take a risk on Marriott? Our bid for Grabban suggests we could match the asking price, but is it something we should do?

The forward has pace to burn and could complement a target man like Lukas Jutkiewicz, but even though he scored 33 goals in all competitions last season, it was the first time he had reached 20 goals in a single campaign. Should we make a bid for him? Let me know in the poll:

 

10 Replies to “Should Birmingham Take A Risk And Shell Out For League One Top Scorer? – Have Your Say”

  • how can price be to high if it means the salvation of the club, esp, bcfc after the . last two years results it underpins the grade of the club, hotkich

  • Don’t do it!! He’s excessively overpriced, as is Assombalonga…you’d be better off paying 5m for a seasoned striker like Grabban, who knows how to score goals in the championship…oh you can’t…as we’ve just beaten you to it! lol

  • I think Jack Marriott. Is just the type of player we now need. He’s stong, can hold the ball up, lead the line, completely a different striker we’ve ever had. But one thing he as over all the others we’ve got and ever had, he can and does do is get you goals, GO AND GET HIM NOW. GARY please.

  • It was the same last summer and didn’t change …the reason in the past why blues have not progressed is the fact that the boards have failed to recognise the importance of a reliable striker ..we have 2 real good attackers and only one header of the ball up front …we need another anyway ..if we can’t afford assombalonga then Marriott or Grigg or go abroad for a striker ..

  • I see the players we are linked with and they are over priced long shots, but Marriott is young and on the up, given a chance I think he would set the championship alight, however we will have Che, Isaac and the Juke to hold the ball up next season, who with the right service will get us lots of goals. I’d rather invest in a superb attacking midfielder as that is the missing link for me. But if we do have to go for another striker, let’s get Ronan back. We have the players, just need tweaks here and there and Gary knows what he is doing, let’s just trust in his judgement. I for one never wanted Grabban anyway, i’ve Always thought we’ve had better than him.

  • With the Butland money soon to come…. Marriot would be like a free transfer for £5m, he played well in the fa Cup against higher league teams so not much of a gamble either

  • Cheltenham have a great young striker called Mo Eisa who scored 23 goals last season. Apparently Brentford are supposed to be looking at him. He could be the next Scott Hogan bought for £500k and sold for £15m. Maybe need him to score versus us in the upcoming preseason friendly before we take notice of him. Strong on the ball, decent in the air and quick.

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