Celtic have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Ivan Toney, with the Evening Times reporting that the striker’s preferred move would be to Neil Lennon’s side following a bid from the Hoops.
Toney has established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in the EFL this past season. His tally of 24 goals put him nine clear of anyone else in League One.
And his return is all the more remarkable given that Peterborough United still had 11 games remaining before the season was brought to an end.
The Evening Times reports that Posh had been looking for £12 million for the former Newcastle man. However, with his contract expiring next summer, his reported admirers are seemingly hoping to land him for considerably less.
The Evening Times claims that Brentford have offered £6 million for the 24-year-old. Meanwhile, Celtic have reportedly made a bid worth £4 million initially that could rise by a further £2 million in the future.
Joining the Bees would surely be a tempting option for many. Thomas Frank’s men, of course, are tantalising close to a place in next season’s Premier League.
But the Evening Times has suggested that Toney’s preferred move would be to Celtic. The Hoops playing in Europe is said to be a potential factor for the forward.
TBR View: Big statement if Celtic land Toney
Celtic will certainly be making a big statement if they manage to land Toney. As previously mentioned, Brentford provide formidable opposition.
It looks almost inevitable that the Bees will be playing in the top flight at some stage – whether it happens next season or takes slightly longer.
But Toney reportedly has his eyes set on Celtic. The onus is on the Hoops now to make sure they meet Peterborough’s valuation.