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Marcus Maddison: In-demand Peterborough United midfielder put on the transfer list

Marcus Maddison looks set to leave Peterborough United this summer. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have confirmed that star midfielder Marcus Maddison has been available for transfer.

The 24-year-old signed a new contract with Posh last August, but chairman Darragh MacAnthony has now revealed he won't stand in his way if an acceptable bid comes in from a Championship or Premier League team this summer.

Maddison is widely regarded as one of the best players in League One and registered 22 assists last season.

Posh were desperate to keep him, but Maddison is keen to test himself at a higher level.

“When I sat down with Marcus last August and agreed a new contract with him, I gave him my verbal assurances that were we to fall short and not gain promotion, I would allow him to leave the club subject to an offer acceptable to the football club and place him on the transfer list," chairman Darragh MacAnthony said.

“Marcus has been in his four years with the football club our stand out attacking midfielder and one of the best players offensively outside of the Premier League and the Championship.

"He has had an incredible career with the Posh and it is only right that I stick to my word and give him the best chance possible to further his ambitions of playing further up the football pyramid so with sadness today (Thursday), I can confirm he is available for transfer.”

Meanwhile, young Peterborough goalkeeper Conor O’Malley has been called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad for the first time for the forthcoming fixtures against Celtic, France and the USA.

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