Asked on Twitter to clear up Leeds' pursuit of Marriott, who hails from East Yorkshire, MacAnthony replied:
Sure. They made a phone call in Jan about buying him. We told them our valuation. They went for I think the WBA youngster instead. Never came back in for him in the summer. Thats football. No biggie and Leeds will be in the Prem in 6 months time. https://t.co/HdTv7ZcoWO— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) December 20, 2019
The Birmingham Mail claims Leeds paid West Brom around £2.5m for Roberts, who has scored or made 10 goals in 40 games for the Whites.
Marriott has fared slightly better for Derby, boasting a combined tally of 22 in 62, and found the net twice against Leeds in last season's play-off semi-final second leg at Elland Road.
Leeds or Derby - who got the better deal?
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