Peterborough United’s Ivan Toney is close to agreeing a deal to join Premier League hopefuls Brentford, amidst interest in the striker from Celtic.
Journalist Raman Bhardwaj has reported that Brentford are closing in on a deal for the player that Celtic had a £5 million bid for rejected just over a week ago.
His tweet read:
Understand Brentford are close to agreeing a transfer fee with Peterborough for Celtic target Ivan Toney. Celtic’s bid of £5m for the striker was rejected over a week ago.
It’s no surprise that interest is flooding in for Toney, as the 24-year-old bagged 24 goals and provided six assists in 32 league games last season, along with two goals in the FA Cup too.
Peterborough unluckily missed out on the play-offs this season thanks to the points-per-game method of ending the season and Toney is eager to prove himself in a higher division moving forward.
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Raman Bhardwaj is a credible source for Scottish football, so it would indicate that this transfer news is likely to have some weight behind it.
All the signs suggest that Toney would have been a good signing for Neil Lennon’s side and he would have added plenty more goals to the squad.
However, Brentford does seem like a good fit for the forward, as they play with lots of attacking fluidity and they score plenty of goals too.
Odsonne Edouard has started the season in the most explosive way possible and if The Hoops keep hold of him, then missing out on Toney shouldn’t cause too many problems.