Derby County forward Jack Marriott is reportedly in talks with Hull City over a summer move, having been deemed surplus to requirements at Pride Park.
The Lowdown: Marriott out of favour
The Rams survived relegation to League One last season, staying up on the final day after a dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
Marriott could play no part in that game, due to him being on loan at Hillsborough from the Rams, making 12 league appearances there in 2020/21.
It appears as though Wayne Rooney sees no future for the 26-year-old with Derby and a summer exit looks on the cards, with his current deal expiring at the end of this month.
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The Latest: Hull could sign attacker
According to the Hull Daily Mail, Marriott is in talks with Hull over a move, following the Tigers’ title-winning promotion back to the Championship last season.
Gavin Whyte and Dan Crowley have both left the club, so manager Grant McCann is thought to be keen on attacking reinforcements, with Marriott seen as a strong option.
Should Jack Marriott stay at Derby?
The Verdict: Right time to move on
Marriott has had his moments for Derby, scoring 17 goals in 86 appearances, but now is the right time for him to enjoy a fresh challenge.
It is pointless Rooney giving a new deal to someone he doesn’t consider part of his plans, instead focusing on those he sees as key figures moving forward.
Marriott still has plenty to offer another Championship team – Frank Lampard once claimed he had a ‘big future’ in the game – so a move elsewhere should benefit all parties.
In other news, an update has been provided on the future of one Derby attacker. Find out who it is here.
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