There is no player in the Football League right now with more goals to their name than Jack Marriott.
The 23-year-old striker has been in quite extraordinary form since joining Peterborough United from Luton Town last summer. Marriott has netted 32 goals in 53 games in all competitions, including 26 in League One.
But that does not mean he would be a universally popular addition to Leeds United’s squad this summer.
And while there are a number of Leeds fans who feel that Marriott, who idolises Sergio Aguero, is the kind of instinctive goal-scorer the club is badly lacking, Leeds must think carefully before paying such a huge figure for a player who is plying his trade in the third tier right now.
Scoring against Oldham and Rochdale is one thing, fidning the net with the same regularity in the Championship is a different proposition, and Marriott is completely unproven above League One level.
After all, it was only two years ago when Leeds paid £3 million to sign the League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe from Oxford United and he has not exactly set the world alight at Elland Road.
So should the Whites be a little sceptical about Marriott?
I think I’ve got as much an issue with signing L1 ‘might be good’ players as others seem to have with foreign league ‘might be good’ players.— CK (@ephemeraljoy) April 12, 2018
He looks very good in L1 but it's Roofe all over again isn't it?— Daryl (@Dazelar29) April 12, 2018
£5m???? That’s us out then— Feather Fists (@carlos061181) April 12, 2018
Rather McBurnie who’ll be available on a free. Let’s be honest though we’ll get neither— Daniel (@TheRealDmac_) April 12, 2018
We need tried and tested players ! Championship is a big jump as well as expectations playing for Leeds ! Na not for me too risky !!!— Super Leeds (@superleedsutd72) April 13, 2018
We are we constantly looking at players behind us, we will never reach the prem signing L1 & L2 players, if we had a good team I would welcome a player like Marriott every now and then but at the moment it wouldn't help his career or our team. Austin & Ings would though— Dale (@L55DSW) April 12, 2018