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Newcastle fans react as Premier League side reportedly eye striker sold by Rafa Benitez

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Newcastle fans react as Premier League side reportedly eye striker sold by Rafa Benitez

The Sun claimed earlier this month that AFC Bournemouth are interested in a move to sign Peterborough’s star striker Ivan Toney, who is rated at a whopping £13million – and Newcastle fans have reacted on Twitter to the reported news.

Toney, 23, was sold by Benitez in the summer of 2018 on a permanent basis to Peterborough. He came through the ranks at Northampton Town before being plucked by The Toon as a teenager in 2015, but he managed just four senior outings.

Instead, he went on loan six times before permanently leaving – twice to Scunthorpe United, twice to Barnsley, once at Wigan and once at Shrewsbury. Peteborough saw enough in Toney to bring him to London Road almost two years ago.

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Since then, he has gone from strength to strength. Last season, Toney threw himself into the spotlight with 23 goals for Peterborough in 55 outings, and this season he is even better form – prompting interest from Bournemouth.

Indeed, Toney has netted a whopping 25 goals in just 38 outings. Reports claim that Bournemouth are keen for Toney to rival the likes of Dom Solanke, Josh King and Callum Wilson for a place in the Cherries side, ahead of a summer move.

Newcastle fans reacted to the reported news that the player sold by Benitez is now attracting Premier League interest for an eight-figure fee – and many are desperately hoping that their club included a certain clause.

 

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