Peterborough striker Jack Marriott was tentatively linked with a move to Crystal Palace towards the end of the January transfer window and now, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has suggested that the front-man would be the perfect fit for the Eagles ahead of what is sure to be a busy summer.
Marriott is Made for them but now safely secure in prem which was fantastic effort cant see them buying a L1 player not matter how good he is. Most prem teams go for foreign option id imagine. Is the way it is. Good luck though. https://t.co/88OSNcOLTN
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) May 6, 2018
Marriott has netted a mightily impressive 33 goals in 56 games for the League One outfit this season, prompting one Palace fan to ask MacAnthony about the chances of the striker making the switch from London Road to Selhurst Park over the next couple of months. Well known for his open approach when it comes to interactions with supporters on Twitter, Darragh claimed that Marriott is “made for Palace” but questioned whether or not the club would make a concrete bid for him, now that their Premier League has been mathematically secured.
Of course, Peterborough and Palace have history when it comes to transfers thanks to the move Dwight Gayle made to south London back in 2013, leading me to wonder whether or not MacAthony was simply trying to tempt Steve Parish and his fellow directors into making a move for Marriott when the summer window opens for business.
Yes, the jump from League One to the top flight is a large one but after such a prolific campaign in blue and white, the diminutive 23-year-old is almost certain to move on again before the new season gets underway, with the Posh chairman entitled to eke every penny of value out of his seemingly imminent sale.
When you consider the strikers Roy Hodgson currently has at his disposal in Benteke, Sørloth and Wickham, it’s fair to say he doesn’t have much room for tactical variation. Of course, a move for Marriott would be a risk but financially, it’s one that may end up looking like a bargain if he manages to hit the ground running in red and blue.
Having personally looked into what Marriott would offer us when he was first linked with a switch back in January I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between his game and that of a certain Andrew Johnson. If he ended up giving us even half as many goals as that little magician, it would be a match made in heaven.
We’ll keep you updated.