'Roofe all over again': Leeds fans express doubts about Jack Marriott

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Championship trio Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday all like the look of Peterborough United's £5m hotshot Jack Marriott.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

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.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United tangles with Adrien Silva of Leicester City during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Roundat ABAX Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Peterborough, England.

According to the Mail, Leeds are rivalling Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday for Marriott despite the fact that Peterborough are holding out for a hefty £5 million fee.

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.

Oxford player Kemar Roofe in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Oxford United and Swansea City at Kassam Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Oxford, England.

So should the Whites be a little sceptical about Marriott?

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