Peterborough United winger Marcus Maddison has hinted he could move to Sheffield United.
Maddison held a Q&A session with fans on his Instagram story on Monday. One of the questions asked, as quoted by the Peterborough Telegraph, was: “If the offer from Sheffield United came along would you consider it?”
Maddison replied: “I’ve always liked Sheffield United as a club since playing against them in League 1. I sing the greasy chip butty song in my house all the time.”
This is not the first time the 25-year-old has caused a stir with his social media posts. Earlier this month Leeds United and Sunderland fans began to speculate after Maddison posted: “Some big news coming. Watch this space.”
Both clubs have been linked with the Newcastle United academy graduate. Speculation is mounting Maddison will leave the Posh following the arrival of Lee Tomlin the ABAX Stadium.
How much would Maddison cost?
So if the Blades were interested in signing the attacking midfielder, how much would he cost?
Well according to the Nottingham Post, Maddison’s release clause is £2.5m. Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that this clause exists, although not how much it is.
Either way, United are unlikely to be activating it during the January transfer window. Manager Chris Wilder has stated only loan signings would be made this month due to restricted finances.
So far Kieran Dowell and Gary Madine have arrived on temporary deals from Everton and Cardiff City respectively.
Wilder also says that a third new signing is a possibility. However, the Blades are unlikely to have £2.5m to spend on Maddison.
Which is a shame, because the former England C player has been a consistently fine performer in League One. To date he has 36 goals and 63 assists in England’s third tier.