There has been a positive update for Celtic around striker Ivan Toney and the Hoops will be hopeful that this means they can acquire the player in the summer.
Toney plays in League One for Peterborough and their director of football Barry Fry looks to have confirmed that the striker will be leaving London Road this summer if they remain in the third tier, as he said in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph: “Obviously Ivan Toney will be a big loss to the team, but we have promised him he can leave if we didn’t go up and what we get for him will see us through next season.”
It was reported back in January by the Daily Record that the Celts were amongst a number in clubs interested in the Englishman but they were keeping tabs on the player and had not submitted a bid yet.
The former Newcastle United player has been crucial to Peterborough’s promotion push, via Transfermarkt, as he has scored 24 goals as well as picking up five assists in 32 games. This is very impressive no matter what league you play in, and highlights he is capable of playing in a better division than the one he is currently in.
Would Toney be a good signing?
His WhoScored statistics back up that he has a great attacking intent and confidence as he has managed on average 4.1 shots and 1.7 key passes a game, which makes you wonder how good he could be with players of the calibre of those at Celtic around him.
The 24 year-old clearly has a lot of growth in him and would add some great firepower to a Hoops side that already boasts great attacking threat as Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard have picked up 29 goals in the SPFL between them this season, via BBC Sport.
It could be argued that Toney is not necessarily needed, however with Griffiths approaching his 30’s whilst Edouard continues to be linked with clubs such as Arsenal, the Hoops need to make sure there is someone there who can takeover the role up front if needed, and Toney would be the ideal acquisition for the club.
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