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Club owner reveals Leeds will have to pay a lot for attacker

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has rubbished claims that the club’s striker and Leeds January target Jack Marriott is worth £3million in the transfer market.

The Elland Road outfit, alongside Hull City, have expressed interest in having the Yorkshire-born 23-year-old this winter, with several major reports quoting the aforementioned fees for his signature.

However, MacAnthony tagged the reports “poorly researched” when replying a Twitter user who wanted to know Marriott’s worth.

Peterborough stunned Aston Villa at the weekend, sealing a  3-1 victory enhanced by a Marriott brace to dump them out of the F.A Cup.

The youngster took his goal tally for the season to 23 goals in 36 games as a result, and it’s believed his time could be up at the League One side.

Leeds need more firing power in attack if they are to secure a long-awaited return to the topflight this term, and Marriott, who bagged 28 goals in 54 starts for Luton before leaving last summer, fits the bill.

His pace and finishing abilities will without a doubt cause problems for clubs in the Championship, but if the Peacocks are really keen on recruiting his services, they will have to part with way more than £3million.