Hull City have signed Marcus Maddison from Peterborough United on a loan deal until the end of the season. The playmaker will play under ex-manager and team-mate Grant McCann once more. Will Maddison be ready to make the step up in the Championship?
Hull City Sign Marcus Maddison From Peterborough
Marcus Maddison arrives ready to seize his opportunity and make an impact in the Championship. According to Hull Live, he may be in contention for tomorrow’s fixture. He will be available for Hull for the rest of the season. At the close of the season, Maddison will become a free agent. Thus, the club are able to make this move permanent should they wish to.
He has been in terrific form this season for Posh, forming a dangerous attacking group with Ivan Toney and Mohamed Eisa. The Posh talisman has scored nine league goals this season.
He is unproven in the Championship, but he is certainly ready to make the step up. Several Championship sides have been chasing the Peterborough player with Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirming the club had accepted several bids for the playmaker.
Maddison has been with Peterborough since 2014 and has made over 200 appearances for the club and certainly, he will be a huge loss should he go. However, Posh found a replacement in Sammie Szmodics who is already excelling at the club.
Career So Far
The 26-year-old started his career with Newcastle United, having been born in nearby Durham. However, he never made a senior appearance for the Magpies and was sent out on loan once to non-league outfit Blyth Spartans.
He left Newcastle for Scotland, joining St Johnstone. However, he again failed to make a single appearance for the club, so moved back to the North East of England to join Gateshead.
He spent one full season with the National League side, impressing with 13 goals in 34 appearances and winning the league’s Player of the Month award for January 2014. After scoring four goals in the first five games of the 2014/15 season, he was snapped up by Peterborough for a reported fee of £250,000, which had the potential to double to £500,000.