Peterborough Today have reported that the League One outfit have rejected a £4m bid from New York Red Bulls for Glasgow Rangers target Ivan Toney, with Posh owner Darran MacAnthony confirming that there has also been a bid from an unnamed club.
The Gers are said to be interested in the 24-year-old, with Barry Fry initially saying the club wanted £15m for the striker’s services (The Daily Mail via The Daily Record). It was then revealed that the Gers believed they could get him for just £5m, but this latest report says that Peterborough’s asking price is closer to £10m.
New York Red Bulls have already made the first move, lodging a £4m offer for the player, but that was turned down. On Twitter, owner MacAnthony has confirmed that there has been another offer, although he didn’t reveal from whom it came.
There is little wonder why the Gers are interested in taking Toney to Ibrox. After all, he managed 24 goals in 32 matches in the English third tier in the previous campaign, eight more than any other player in the division could muster up.
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By rejecting a £4m bid, though, Peterborough have shown that they are not willing to let their star asset go without a fight. The Gers are obviously not scared to splash a bit of cash this summer, with them already having parted with £3m to sign Romania international Ianis Hagi, but spending in the region of £10m would be a huge ask.
Clearly, though, the race for Toney is already on, and the pressure is now on Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard to convince the forward that the blue side of Glasgow is the best place for him to continue his career.
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