Celtic are still in hot pursuit of Peterborough striker Ivan Toney. The 24-year-old was subject to a bid from the Scottish champions, but the League One side rejected the offer.
However, STV’s Raman Bhardwaj, who took to Twitter to update the Celtic support about their interests in Toney, says The Hoops are still keen to sign the Posh striker.
With 40 league goals in the previous two seasons, Toney is seemingly a highly sought after property and a move away from Peterborough is almost certainly on the cards this summer.
Director of Football and former Chairman at The Weston Homes Stadium, Barry Fry, has accused Celtic of attempting to get Toney on the cheap by submitting a low first offer. It is believed the London club are holding out for upwards of £6 million for the striker, a valuation not yet met in previous bids.
Toney was the subject of an £8m bid from Championship playoff finalists Brentford in January, but the Posh held firm as they chased promotion.
However, club Chairman Darragh MacAnthony will have to sell his prolific striker as Peterbrorugh missed out on the League One playoffs when the season was curtailed in March.
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Hoops manager Neil Lennon has seemingly prioritised a striker in the transfer window, although that doesn’t mean the club will be looking to sell Odsonne Edouard, who scored 22 SPL goals last season.
As Lennon attempts to bring Celtic’s 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership title to Celtic Park, Toney’s goals would be invaluable should the club be able to make the move happen.
If the funds are available, then a move for Toney would, in our opinon, be a very good one and the idea of seeing him form a partnership is a mouthwatering one for Hoops fans.