Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to implore their club to sign Peterborough United’s Marcus Maddison following the latest reports.
According to TEAMtalk, Derby are one of several Championship clubs interested in signing Peterborough’s Maddison and his teammate Ivan Toney.
It is claimed the Rams were interested during the summer, but Peterborough are holding out for £10 million for Toney while Maddison has a reported release clause.
The reported release clause figure for Maddison is said to be £2.5 million – a potential bargain considering his ability and some Derby fans want the Rams to act in January.
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Would Marcus Maddison be a good option for Derby?
Maddison’s contract at Posh expires this coming summer. The League One club may be better off selling in January rather than risk losing him for free next July.
The 25-year-old is capable of playing out wide or as a number 10. He has an impressive five goals and five assists in seven league outings so far for Posh.
Derby must look at bringing in extra attacking players. The summer departures of last season’s top scorer Harry Wilson and Mason Mount left a big void to fill.
Philip Cocu’s side have struggled for creativity and goals this term. Jack Marriott is being starved of opportunities, while Martyn Waghorn is playing out of position.
Maddison could be the sort of player to provide that much-needed spark. Moreover, at 25, he has his best years ahead of him and he could arrive for a snip of his true value.