Our View: English side's transfer policy must frustrate Celtic chiefs
One of the most intriguing aspects of Celtic’s bid to sign Ivan Toney has been the public nature of the developments.
Usually, the Hoops’ transfer business is kept relatively quiet – like we saw with the club’s move for Greek goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas.
However, when it comes to dealing with Peterborough United, it seems like discussions are going to be held in the public domain.
Toney isn’t the first player we’ve targeted at the Posh under Neil Lennon.
Back in 2013, we failed in a bid to bring in attacker Lee Tomlin from the English side.
The manner of our swoop for the Englishman annoyed Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony so much that he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
I used to be a Celtic fan. Not after today! What a day.
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) August 31, 2013
According to the Daily Record, the fact we had bid for Tomlin on the final day of the English window had angered MacAnthony and others at the club.
Toney looks like our best transfer option
They say that time is a healer, and many of a Hoops persuasion will hope that MacAnthony has got over his Celtic frustrations from yesteryear.
He, and Posh Director of Football Barry Fry are both very active on social media – so chances are that the Celtic support will be kept informed about our interest in the player.
Toney is looking increasingly like our new striking target, after a move for Albian Ajeti stalled, according to Sky Sports.
If we do indeed move again for Toney, then hopefully we do it right.
Nice and early – giving the mouthy Peterborough hierarchy little to complain about.