Premier League side Sunderland are interested in signing Peterborough United star Marcus Maddison, according to Sunday newspaper reports.
The Football League paper has splashed on the Black Cats interest in Maddison today (August 30). And Posh Director of Football Barry Fry is quoted as saying the 21-year-old will leave before Tuesday’s (September 1) transfer deadline if a big enough bid is received.
Fry said: “Marcus scores spectacular goals and he will be the next player we have taken from non-league who goes on to play in the Premier League. If someone offers enough money before Tuesday he will go, if they don’t then we will hang onto him.”
Bournemouth and Leicester are other Premier League clubs to show an interest in Maddison. Posh signed him from Gateshead for around £200,000 just 12 months ago.
Attacking midfielder Maddison is a former Newcastle Academy player. He’s scored 12 goals for Posh (four this season) in 37 appearances (six as a substitute).
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony spoke through his twitter account, He said: “There is truth that every player in League One and League Two will leave clubs for right price. That is a fact like it or not.”
Former Posh players Lee Tomlin (Bournemouth) and George Boyd (Burnley) have both recently played in the Premier League and both were signed by Posh from non-league clubs.