Leeds United moving for Jack Marriott has never made more sense

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at ABAX Stadium on...

Leeds United have been linked to Jack Marriott and now is the time to ramp up interest.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at ABAX Stadium on...

Leeds United have been frustrated so far in their attempts to land big name strikers.

Fans have been frustrated by unproductive pursuits of Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra, but there is no shame in aiming high if there are sensible alternatives to turn to.

The player it makes most sense to look at now is Peterborough United forward Jack Marriott, who is up for sale.

The Sun report Peterborough want £6.5 million for the striker, who score 27 goals in League One last season.

It is a hefty fee, but it is also half the amount Leeds would have to pay to sign Vydra, and Marriott's wages would be far cheaper.

The Sun's report named Leeds as one of the clubs interested in Marriott, who would arrive at the club full of confidence after a successful season.

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.

If Leeds were to supplement Marriott's arrival with a young Premier League loanee, their options would be greatly improved, without having taken a gamble which could backfire like overspending on Vydra.

So far this summer Leeds' interest in Marriott has been on the back-burner, with Hernandez and Vydra being chased.

Names like Jonathan Kodjia and Britt Assombalonga have been suggested as alternatives but they have poor injury records and could each cost even more than Vydra.

Whoever Leeds sign would be somewhat of a gamble, but Marriott could just turn out to be the right player at the right price.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his team's third goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on...

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