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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers face competition to sign Peterborough United forward

Would Marcus Maddison be a good signing?

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According to The News Shopper, Bolton Wanderers face competition from Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United for Peterborough United playmaker Marcus Maddison. The article states:

"Charlton are interested in signing Peterborough star Marcus Maddison, News Shopper understands. Addicks boss Karl Robinson tried to sign the midfielder in January, but the club were put off by Peterborough’s £2m asking price.

But now, Maddison, 23, has just one year left on his contract and has been transfer listed by the Posh. He has scored 22 goals in the past two seasons for Peterborough, and is regarded as one of the best attacking players in League One.

Charlton are one of many clubs keen on signing Maddison, with Sheffield United and Bolton interested. It is understood that the two Championship new boys have enquired about the former Newcastle man."

Maddison, still only 23, has been with The Posh since 2014. Like many Peterborough players, Maddison was plucked from non-league, having been brought in from Gateshead. Since then, Maddison has scored thirty goals in 124 games for Peterborough. Comfortable playing out wide or as a number 10, Maddison has been transfer listed by The Posh. It's club policy that any player in the final year of his contract is put on the transfer list.

This season, Maddison topped the assists charts with 17, whilst also chipping in with 9 goals. If he's available for the right price, I think Maddison would be a shrewd signing for Wanderers.

Obviously, any move depends on the embargo being lifted and the budget Wanderers would have for the season.

Would Maddison be a good signing? Let us know in the comments box below.