Rangers have become the latest side to express their interest in Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, according to reports from Sky Sports.
The Glasgow side are one of several clubs interested in the 23-year-old striker, who has been breathtaking in League one this season.
Newly appointed manager Steven Gerrard will face some serious competition from the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, who are also interested in securing Marriott’s signature this summer.
The Peterborough striker has scored an astonishing 33 goals in his first season at London Road and is arguably the hottest property in Sky Bet League One.
Quotes from Marriott’s Scottish boss, Steve Evans, as reported by the Peterborough Telegraph, suggest there has been plenty of interest in his star player:
“There is huge interest in a special talent and I trust the board to do what’s in the best interests of the club and of the player.
“The chairman turned down unacceptable bids for Jack in January and if those same bids come in for him now they will still be unacceptable.”
Marriott scored almost 40% of the club’s 68 League One goals this season and Rangers should do everything in their power to sign such a prolific talisman.
It will cost potential suitors at least £5 million to tempt Marriot away from Peterborough, according to the Daily Mail.
This will come as a stumbling block for Rangers, whose financial problems have been well documented in recent years.
However, Steven Gerrard has been brought in to bring in these big-profile players so the Gers have to accept they may have to break the bank to satisfy their new manager.