Derby sign Marriott from Posh

Derby County have signed striker Jack Marriott from League On side Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee, the club have announced.

The 23-year-old joins on a three-year deal at Pride Park, with the fee believed to be £3 million that could increase to £5m.  Posh had previously rejected three bids from the Championship side.

Marriott netted 27 goals for Peterborough in League One last season in what was a breakout campaign for the striker.

Frank Lampard has made Marriott his fourth summer signing for the Rams following the arrivals of Mason Mount (loan from Chelsea), Harry Wilson (loan from Liverpool) and Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

The East Midlands club’s latest arrival came through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town before several loan spells away from the club which included three separate spells at Woking.  Marriott moved to Luton Town on a permanent basis in 2015, scoring 22 goals in 79 League Two appearances over three seasons.  The striker only moved to the ABAX Stadium last summer.

Derby County kick off the 2018-19 Championship season away to Reading on Friday 3 August.