Darragh MacAnthony confirms Leeds United approach for Marcus Maddison

Leeds United are interested in signing Marcus Maddison from Peterborough United.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that Leeds United have enquired about Marcus Maddison.

Earlier in the window HITC reported that Leeds had interest in signing Peterborough players, and one of their targets has now been confirmed to be Maddison.

The former Gateshead winger has caught the eye of the Whites’ scouts with his performance since moving to Posh in 2014.

Maddison has actually fallen out of favour at Peterborough more recently, after making a bright start to the season.

The flamboyant wide man was Peterborough’s key player for the opening stage of the campaign, but since Graham Westley’s appointment his chances have been more limited.

Maddison has had to play in a range of positions - from left-back to up-front - with Erhun Oztumer taking his favoured attacking midfield position in Westley’s starting line up.

Maddison has still managed to rack up seven goals this term, which adds to the eight he notched in the 2014/15 campaign.

Maddison has never played above League One level during his career to date, but Leeds obviously feel the 22-year-old is capable of making the step up.

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