Report: Peterborough's Marcus Maddison 'desperate' to join Sunderland

Sunderland manager Jack Ross  during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on August 28, 2019 in Burnley, England.

Marcus Maddison scored twice against his boyhood club as Jack Ross's Black Cats were battered 3-0 at London Road in Saturday's League One clash.

Marcus Maddison celebrates after scoring for Peterborough United, to take the lead to make it 1 - 0 against MK Dons, during the Sky Bet League 1 match between MK Dons and Peterborough at...

Peterborough United winger Marcus Maddison is ‘desperate’ to join his boyhood club Sunderland, according to the Chronicle, but his £2.5 million release-clause means a deal is not expected to happen before the transfer window slams shut today.

Durham born and a former Black Cats youngster, it is no secret that Maddison’s allegiances lie with the club in red and white and he offered a timely reminder of his qualities to the men from Wearside on Saturday.

Maddison scored twice as Peterborough thrashed Jack Ross’s side 3-0 at London Road, including a trademark 30-yard free-kick.

 

“Scoring goals is massive and Sunderland football club is where I started,” Maddison told the Posh’s official website after the game. “Without them I wouldn’t be a footballer today. It is nice to score against my old team, so I was buzzing.”

The Chronicle points out that, while Maddison is dreaming of a return to where it all began, Sunderland are very unlikely to sign League One’s most explosive attacker before the 5:00pm transfer deadline.

Yet with Sunderland lacking creativity beyond Aiden McGeady and the enigmatic Chris Maguire, it would certainly be £2.5 million well spent.

Matt Crooks of Northampton Town attempts to move forward with the ball away from the challenge of Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United during the Sky Bet League One match between...

But with just 12 months left on his Peterborough contract, you can expect the North East giants to step up any interest a year from now.

Head of football operations Richard Hill suggested to Roker Report last week that Sunderland would look to make Maddison’s dream move a reality once his contract expires.

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough during the Checkatrade Trophy third round match between Chelsea U21 and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 09, 2019 in London, England.

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