Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony has given an interesting insight into a sell on fee percentage held by Newcastle United on reported Celtic target Ivan Toney.
Last week, we told you how a Hoops representative had watched the in-form League One forward during a recent win against Wycombe Wanderers.
Bristol Live made the claim in their initial article as well as revealing that a fee of around £9million was thought to be Peterborough’s “baseline number”.
And it appears that the fee Toney eventually goes for may be exaggerated due to his former side Newcastle holding a pretty healthy sell on clause in his next move.
MacAnthony, who’s very active on Twitter, responded to a query from a Toon fan on Wednesday afternoon.
He confirmed that Newcastle held a healthy sell on percentage for Toney saying: “You do indeed. A very large one.”
You do indeed. A very large one. https://t.co/XoMlFsxcxg
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) January 29, 2020
Peterborough will want every penny they can get for Toney
Things have gone pretty quiet on the striker front in recent weeks from a Celtic point of view, and it does look pretty likely that we will be proceeding with what we’ve got.
There’s no shame in that considering how well Leigh Griffiths has played since the turn of the year, as well as the January acquisition of Patryk Klimala.
However, finding an eventual successor to Odsonne Edouard is still a big issue for our recruitment team.
The Frenchman is widely expected to move on at some point in the next 18 months or so and, when he does, he’ll leave a big gap to fill.
Toney looks like he has some of the skills needed to be our main man. He’s netted 18 league goals in 28 games so far this term and managed 16 last season too.
The big question will be whether we’re keen to fork out a huge fee for a player playing in the third tier of English football.
We’re clearly keen on him to some degree, having had him watched. But are there better options out there?
Especially when Peterborough will be trying to squeeze every penny out of the buying club due to Newcastle’s cut.