Report: Celtic could make second Toney bid once a player leaves

By John Reid

August 7, 2020

Celtic could make a second bid for Peterborough striker Ivan Toney, but it may depend on a player leaving the Hoops first, the Scottish Sun reports.

The Hoops have already had a £5million bid for the player turned down, the Daily Record recently reported. However, it seems that the club is still interested in the forward, and have not yet given up hope on the player joining the Scottish champions.

Hoops figure reportedly in talks with English club

The Scottish Sun reports that Celtic head of footballing operations Nick Hammond has been in talks with Peterborough chairman Barry Fry.

Celtic have been linked with Ivan Toney (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

The report goes on to state that Hammond has ‘indicated’ that the Hoops could make another move for the player once Celtic make a sale first.

That presumably would be a striker. If Toney signs at the moment that would mean that the Hoops have five strikers in the first-team squad.

The player that fits the bill is Vakoun Bayo. His chances of featuring in the first-team this season would seem remote. He has Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala ahead of him at the moment.

Indeed, Bayo has recently been linked with a move away from the Hoops. The Scottish Sun reported that Toulouse had begun talks with Celtic about signing the player on a season long loan move, with St Mirren also interested.

Move away would suit Hoops squad player

That would be a good move for Bayo. His game is not going to improve whilst he can’t even make a cameo appearance in the Celtic side.

Vakoun Bayo in action for Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It could also lead to Celtic making that second bid for Toney. The Hoops do seem to be very interested in adding the Peterborough striker to the squad. You don’t make a £5million bid for a player unless you are keen on signing them.

There is still a few months to go until the transfer window slams shut. There could be a few twists and turns yet. However, it does seem like Celtic are keen on signing Toney.

In other news, Celtic’s starting line-up to face Kilmarnock has been predicted