Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that star player and reported West Brom target Marcus Maddison has been approached by a Championship side in the January transfer window.
Taking to Twitter to address rumours about the 26-year-old’s future at the Posh, MacAnthony confirmed that one club has so far called about the availability of Maddison this window, with the attacking midfielder seemingly likely to leave the League One side this year.
Haven’t heard from either of them yet. Just the 1 champ club so far who made a call. I’ll let fans know if anything changes in due course but we are planning from summertime onwards for a future without our Magic Man. Thats football. Next Maverick required & Tas time to shine 🙂 https://t.co/JvIrA81f5u
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) January 6, 2020
West Brom have been reported as one of the many clubs interested in the Peterborough star in recent weeks, with Team Talk claiming that the Baggies, as well as Brentford, Derby County and Bristol City, are all interested in Maddison this transfer window, with the forward valued at £2.5m.
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The former Newcastle United academy player has been in sensational form for the League One side this season, with stats from WhoScored showing that Maddison has managed 10 goals and six assists in 25 appearances this campaign for Peterborough.
As well as hitting some impressive numbers for the Posh this campaign, Maddison has been praised heavily by rival managers in the division this season, with Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth dubbing the 26-year-old as ‘the best player in League One’ as per Peterborough Today.
Although it is still unknown whether or not West Brom were the side that approached the Posh about Maddison, the League One star could be a player worth pursuing for the Baggies this window with the club seemingly interested in signing an extra attacking player in this window.
The Peterborough talisman has been in great form for the League One side this season, and with a price tag of just £2.5m, the Baggies will find it difficult to find a better bargain for a player hitting their prime and putting up the numbers to prove it this month.