Ivan Toney was a former Newcastle United prospect before making the switch to Peterborough United for just £650,000 – but now the youngster is being linked with a multi-million pound move back to the top flight.
Were Newcastle too quick to sell Ivan Toney?
Toney, who has scored a noteworthy 35 goals whilst assisting 11 others in 75 games for The Posh, is attracting huge attention whilst guiding his club to a potential play-off spot in England’s third division – prompting Premier League clubs to take note of his obvious quality and potentially snap up the starlet for £9m.
According to The Sun, Bournemouth and Burnley are two clubs particularly interested in offering a step up to the top flight for the Englishman – with both outfits keen on strengthening their forward line with a £9m swoop, though Peterborough want £13m.
The Magpies sold Toney for barely a ninth of his current worth back in 2018, perhaps highlighting even more potential criticism towards those behind the scenes over the decision to sell him for that amount without at least including a sell-on clause.
Now, with Toney’s star quality evident for all to see following his hot streak, Newcastle could be regretting the overall decision to sell him for just £650,000.
At the time, it looked like the youngster didn’t have a future at St. James’ Park, so few could blame them for deciding to sell him on and make a small profit – with Toney having signed for Newcastle from Northampton Town in 2015 for an undisclosed fee.
However, given his age, perhaps you could argue that the Magpies potentially didn’t sell him on for a good enough deal in terms of either a buy-back clause or including a sell-on clause – with Toney being just 22 at the time of his sale to Peterborough.
This isn’t the first blunder executive decision the board has made during the current regime’s tenure, and it’s unlikely to be the last, but one thing is definitely certain – the League One hitman could have a sparkling future at the top.
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