Report suggests Celtic are keen on Peterborough striker Jack Marriott

A club in Scotland are looking to sign Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, according to manager Steve Evans.

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The attacker netted an impressive 33 goals in all competitions for the Posh this past season and is one of the most sought after players in England’s League One.

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Scottish boss Evans, who has managed exclusively in England since retiring with St Johnstone in 1986 due to a knee injury, admitted there is plenty of interest in his star player.

Jack Marriott celebrates scoring against Aston Villa in the FA Cup earlier this year. Picture: Getty

The Glaswegian said: “There are clubs higher up after him, including one from my country.”

Peterborough were reported to have knocked back three bids of around £4million for the player in the January transfer window as they hold out for a fee of around £6million.

Given the spending power of clubs in Scotland at the moment, that would place Celtic as the most likely potential destination north of the border.

Rangers spent around £8million on players this season so it wouldn’t be completely outwith the realms of possibility that the Ibrox side would be looking to make a bid. But with Steven Gerrard needing to improve many facets of the first-team squad, he may not wish to spend such a significant portion of his budget on one player.