Peterborough United chairman confirms Leeds United's interest in Marcus Maddison

Peterborough's Marcus Maddison in action with Coventry's Jim O'Brien

Leeds United apparently wanted to sign Marcus Maddison from Peterborough United last January.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that Leeds United were interested in Marcus Maddison last January, but could not sign the winger as Massimo Cellino would not back Steve Evans.

Evans had wanted to bring in Maddison to enhance Leeds’ attacking play, but was not afforded the funds required to sign the 22-year-old.

Leeds, instead, ended up bringing in Mustapha Carayol on loan from Middlesbrough last January, to cover the void on their wing.

Maddison’s reputation, meanwhile, has continued to grow and it seems that any potential deal for the former Newcastle United man is now off the table.

Peterborough's Marcus Maddison scores their first goal

Peterborough have ruled out selling Maddison, as they believe he is too key to their plans for next term.

Leeds are believed to still be on the look out for a winger, as Carayol’s loan has now expired, leaving Garry Monk short of options out wide.

Maddison scored 10 goals for Peterborough in League One last season, while also claiming 15 assists, which earned him the East Anglian side’s Player of the Season award.

Peterborough's Marcus Maddison in action with Coventry's Jim O'Brien

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