A Celtic representative watched in-form forward Ivan Toney earlier this week – according to a report.

Bristol Live say that a Hoops figure watched the Peterborough United man during their 4-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday, alongside a Bristol City and Brentford scout.

They are all said to have been watching the forward who is League One’s top scorer this season with 17 goals in 26 matches.

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Ivan Toney scores for Peterborough

Ivan Toney scores for Peterborough (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Toney notched 16 for The Posh last term while he also enjoyed free-scoring spells as Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury.

Celtic haven’t tended to shop in England for strikers

Not a great deal else is known about Celtic’s interest in the 23-year-old, and he’s certainly not a name that has been mentioned yet this month.

The same report from Bristol Live suggests that Peterborough have insisted that Toney is not for sale with Director of Football Barry Fry saying there is “zero chance” of him leaving this month.

Barry Fry

Barry Fry (Photo by Andrew Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, it is intriguing to hear that Celtic have been keeping an eye on the free-scoring forward.

 

We may already have signed Patryk Klimala this month, but with the potential for Odsonne Edouard to leave in the summer, we may be searching for another striker.

Toney certainly has the pedigree given his recent scoring exploits. However, his record won’t have gone unnoticed among some of the bigger clubs down south, and he could therefore be worth a good bit of money.

We rarely sign forwards from England nowadays, with better value often found in Eastern Europe or France. There’s where we brought in the likes of Edouard, Klimala and Vakoun Bayo from.

But, just in case we do change it up, it’s worth keeping an ear out for the name Ivan Toney and any potential Celtic links.

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