Jack Marriott's ambitions should make Celtic his one and only choice

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic celebrates following the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Peterborough United's League One phenomenon Jack Marriott is a man in demand with Nottingham Forest and Scottish Premiership giants Celtic reportedly keen.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United in action during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at The Abax Stadium on October 3, 2017 in Peterborough,...

It seems that Jack Marriott has chosen his favourite out of the eight clubs to express an interest this summer.

Peterborough United’s director of football Barry Fry, speaking to the Nottingham Post, has said that Forest are the front-runners to sign the 33-goal striker. Why? Because the club’s rich history is tempting Marriott to the City Ground.

But, for that reason, surely Celtic should be an enticing option for the 23-year-old former Luton Town front man, too.

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...

The Scottish Sun stated in May that Celtic were scouting Marriott after a superb debut season at Peterborough, which he finished as the most prolific striker anywhere in the Football League. And if it is rich history that Marriott wants, the Hoops should be right up his street.

They have won the Scottish Premiership title a remarkable 49 times, not to mention winning the European Cup famously in 1967. And, while Nottingham Forest’s present is nothing like as silver-coated as their past, Celtic continue to bring in the trophies on an annual basis.

Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu of Luton Town and Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth...

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won seven league crowns in a row, including successive domestic trebles, and they will be competing in the Champions League qualifiers again next season.

So, if Celtic make a move and the £5 million-rated Marriott still chooses Forest, the supporters would have a right to wonder why.

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