Glasgow Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Peterborough striker Ivan Toney but have been told that he will not come cheap.
Barry Fry, director of football at the English League One club, told the Scottish Daily Mail [via The Scottish Sun] that the ‘Gers are interested in the 24-year-old but would have to stump up £15m to sign him.
Fry said: “I’ve had agents on telling me that Rangers and Celtic are very interested. But I haven’t had any calls from either Rangers or Celtic, personally. If they have any sense, they’ll pay us £15million to get him. If they haven’t any sense at all, then I won’t be hearing from them.”
The ‘Gers could be in the market for a centre-forward this summer given the abundant transfer interest in leading marksman Alfredo Morelos. Leicestershire Live claimed that Leicester, West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are all interested in signing the Colombian, who has struck 29 goals this season for the Light Blues.
The Scottish Sun claimed that the Ibrox club could cash in on Morelos, whose departure would clearly leave a huge goal-scoring void in Steven Gerrard’s line-up.
Toney may have enjoyed a magnificent season with Peterborough but, aside from two token Premier League substitute appearances lasting a combined 10 minutes, he has never played at a higher level than the English third tier.
Therefore, the ‘Gers would be foolish to fork out £15m on a striker who is unproven at top-flight level, especially with coronavirus curtailing clubs’ spending power and the Ibrox outfit making only one £5m+ signing in the last 10 years.
Should the 'Gers consider paying £15m for Ivan Toney?
Also, the Light Blues are reportedly in the hunt for Livingston’s Lyndon Dykes, a proven scorer in the Premiership and valued at a paltry £428,000 by TransferMarkt. Even if Morelos goes, the ‘Gers should avoid paying over the odds for Toney.
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