League One star Marcus Maddison may be on his way out of the club, seeking greener pastures, potentially to Aston Villa, after being placed on the transfer list by Peterborough according to BBC Sport.

The 24-year-old signed a new three year contract last July. However, due to his club falling short of promotion into the Championship, Maddison is looking to leave.

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Chairman Darragh MacAnthony has tried to cling on to Maddison and keep him at the club, but told the BBC that he promised last summer that he’d let him leave if the club don’t get promoted.

Marcus has been in his four years with the football club our standout attacking midfielder. He is one of the best players offensively outside of the Premier League and the Championship. When I sat down with Marcus last August and agreed a new contract with him, I gave him my verbal assurances that were we to fall short and not gain promotion, I would allow him to leave the club subject to an offer acceptable to the football club and place him on the transfer list.

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He has had an incredible career with the Posh and it is only right that I stick to my word and give him the best chance possible to further his ambitions of playing further up the football pyramid, so with sadness, I can confirm he is available for transfer.

Peterborough though, unfortunately finished ninth place in League One, seven points short of the play off places, leaving the door open for top Championship clubs to swoop in for their star man.

Maddison has attracted the attention of Aston Villa in recent weeks and even some Premier League clubs are monitoring his situation.