Peterborough Chairman confirms Scottish club have officially bid for striker Ivan Toney

PETERBOROUGH owner Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed on social media to his own supporters that the club have received multiple bid for Ivan Toney – including one from Scotland – and has dismissed suggestions that he’d sell the striker for a low ball £4million bid, saying he’d rather keep the player rather than sell at that price.

“Look, we have had multiple bids for him from Premier/Championship and one from Scotland. As expected. I wont go into who etc as thats private. As of today he is still our player,” the club’s Chairman stated. And on the £4m bid rumour, he was quick to shoot that down, with the suggestion that the asking price is £10m.

The Peterborough support quickly established that the Scottish bid was indeed from Celtic. “It is Celtic. Only (the) Rangers or Celtic could afford him and (the) Rangers haven’t bid..rumour was Celtic wanted informed if someone else bid and they did bid,” one fan stated.

The news at the weekend was that the bid had reached the selling club’s valuation for the player and that Toney was at that stage in discussion with Celtic.

Seems to be a real effort for Celtic to bring in additional fire power ahead of the new season. The club announced this afternoon that the season ticket sales have broken all records this afternoon and have now completely sold out. The support has backed the club who look like returning the compliment in their transfer activity.

Meanwhile the move for West Ham striker Albian Ajeti has stalled as the player wants a few additional days to consider his options. Celtic’s activity elsewhere suggests that this could be receding as a likely deal for the club to get over the line. If he fancies West Brom ahead of playing in Europe for Celtic and winning medals then so be it.


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