Celtic in talks for Peterborough striker Ivan Toney

CELTIC are locked in talks for Peterborough’s Ivan Toney. The 24-year-old striker is the subject of interest from Celtic and Brentford with the Scottish Champions’ Head of Football Operations Nicky Hammond currently in talks with Posh’s Barry Fry as they try and agree a fee.

According to the Scottish Sun, Fry and Hammond are in talks over the future of Toney with Celtic rivalling the £5m fee offered by Brentford – as per Football Insider.

Posh are going to sell and Celtic’s latest recruit could help influence the decision of both club and player to sell the Scottish Champions to the 24-year-old. In 268 career appearances, Toney has netted 92 times which is a lot of games for a 24-year-old. Should Celtic manage to get a deal in place for him, Bayo and Klimala should be allowed loan spells away from the club in order to get first team football.

Toney was the subject of an £8m bid from Brentford in January but the club held firm as they chased promotion. Club Chairman, Darragh MacAnthony, confirmed that he would be selling Toney following Posh narrowly missing out on playoff places after the League One season was curtailed.

Celtic and Fry have already negotiated the acquisition of Gavin Strachan this summer after the son of Gordon swapped Assistant to Darren Ferguson to become First Team Coach under Neil Lennon. The Strachan factor may be another reason that Toney may want to trade League One for the Scottish Premiership as he knows someone to help him settle into a new club, should a deal be agreed.

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