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Report: Peterborough United give permission for Charlton to speak with Marcus Maddison

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Report: Peterborough United give permission for Charlton to speak with Marcus Maddison

The 26-year-old is out of contract during the summer.

Peterborough United have accepted a bid for the highly-rated Marcus Maddison from Charlton Athletic, according to BBC Sport.

The midfielder has been linked with a move away from London Road for some time. With his contract up in the summer, however, the need to sell him has become more urgent.

The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals and registered eight assists during the 2019/20 campaign, with the Posh sat in a lofty league position.

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He signed for the club in 2014 from Gateshead and has dazzled supporters since arriving. In 248 appearances for Peterborough, he has scored 62 goals and registered 92 assists.

Charlton have dropped dangerously close to the relegation zone in recent weeks. A 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday sees them sitting in 19th place, five points clear of the drop zone.

Signing Maddison would be a boost for the Addicks who are currently struggling with a big injury crisis.

 

Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony also confirmed that Charlton’s bid had been accepted on Twitter. Maddison has a £2.5 million release clause in his contract and the bigwig also confirmed two other second-tier clubs had seen bids rejected (BBC Sport).

TBR View – Maddison could lift Charlton up the Championship

Although he has never made a single appearance in the second tier of English football, he has all the attributes to become a success.

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The trickster can mesmerise and if Lee Bowyer can get him firing then Charlton fans are in for a real treat.

Maddison has an array of tricks and flicks in his armoury and is seen as a dead-ball specialist.

It will be interesting to see how he gets on at Championship level, but this signing has to be viewed as a coup for the Addicks.

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