Last season I probably wasn’t the only Hatters supporter who watched on from afar as Jack Marriott went on to score 33 goals in 56 games for Peterborough United, after being sold by Luton.
At times, it seemed strange as to why the Hatters had sold him, but then again, we can’t moan too much considering how our season turned out.
Today, it has been announced that Marriott has left Peterborough United to join the Frank Lampard revolution at Derby County, for a reported fee said to in the region of £4 million.
However, it seems that in selling Marriott, the Hatters hierarchy were very astute in inserting a sell-on clause in the Peterborough United deal, a clause that will see the Hatters benefit financially with our chief executive Gary Sweet, quoted by the news source, Dunstable Today, as having remarked,
“Any icons from the Marriott sale will filter into our account over a fairly lengthy period so this will go towards providing further stability for both the football club and the development company.”
Nice to hear and on the transfer business conducted by the club, Sweet further added,
“We’ve already invested considerably in capturing Nathan’s top three targets without the guarantee of any income.”
Does anyone else sense these are good times for the Hatters, all we need now is to get that new ground at Power Court sorted.