REPORT: Peterborough United Striker Ivan Toney Attracting European Interest

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League One’s top scorer Ivan Toney has attracted interest from the Bundesliga, according to Director of Football, Barry Fry.

The Peterborough Telegraph have reported that the 24-year-old, who is highly expected to leave in the summer, won’t be short of suitors.

REPORT: Peterborough United Striker Ivan Toney Attracting European Interest

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Ivan Toney has had a solid season for Peterborough this year. The 24-year-old leads the scoring charts with 26 goals already, having scored 23 last season.

As a result, the former Newcastle United man has attracted interest. Posh reportedly turned down bids of £4 million from Championship clubs last summer, before rejecting an £8 million bid from Brentford in January.

But now, Fry has told the Peterborough Telegraph that the striker has attracted interest from the Bundesliga, in addition to one MLS side.

What Fry Said

The Posh director of football said: “There won’t be a shortage of clubs trying to sign Ivan, but it is difficult to know what the market will be like when it reopens.

“Big Bundesliga clubs and one very big American club have shown an interest, but they are not talking the numbers we would expect yet.

“We expect clubs who have bid for Ivan before to be back and we expect Premier League clubs to get involved when their season is finished.

“The transfer window won’t open until the Premier League and Championship seasons are over which is wrong in my opinion as lower league clubs need money now.

“We are fortunate enough to be better off than most so Ivan won’t be leaving on the cheap. He is under contract to us for another season.”

Going Cheap?

Despite having the leagues top scorer, this season could be a disaster for the Posh. With fulfilment of all remaining games looking increasingly unlikely, the club will miss out on the playoffs. Additionally, they could see key players leave.

Toney is one of them. At the time, rejecting the bid from Brentford seemed relatively sensible with the club hoping to secure promotion. But now, it looks like the striker will leave for a substantially lower fee despite Fry denying so.

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