Ivan Toney is going to be a name that you hear a lot of this summer.
After securing a dream move to Newcastle United, it seemed that the young striker had made it at the highest level.
However after leaving St James’ Park for Peterborough United, it was up to Toney to go and prove himself as the striker that he was tipped to be.
Fast-forward two years and the 24-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the EFL.
It seems that the time is right for the striker to secure another big move – something that, according to Football Insider, is very much a priority.
Toney has reported told those close to him that he wants a transfer this summer with Celtic, Rangers and West Brom all said to be keen.
A move to Scotland would certainly be appealing, but according to former Peterborough boss Steve Evans, he could see the striker playing for a side on the cusp of the Premier League.
Speaking to Peterborough Today, Evans said: “I wanted Ivan, but John Marquis was also on our radar and we narrowed it down to him and Ivan, but John was adamant he wanted to go to Portsmouth at the end of that season.
“But before anything happened with Ivan, Kayden Jackson became available and me and the chairman fancied him as well.
“We thought we’d done a deal with Accrington for him until Ipswich stepped in and took him so all our attention switched to Ivan and luckily we got him out of Newcastle.
“I’d seen him play for Scunthorpe at the end of the previous season and he was virtually a one-man team.
“I was confident he would become a star and I can honestly see him leading the line at a Premier League club or at the biggest Championship club, Leeds United right now.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
There’s no doubt that Ivan Toney is capable of playing at a higher level.
Having dominated League One this term, the former Newcastle United man is appears to be more than ready to step up.
Whether he’s ready for a move to the Premier League is up for debate, but Toney could certainly do a job for a promotion-chasing Championship club, or a top of the table Scottish side like Celtic or Rangers.
The only stumbling block is that £15million price tag which may well prove to be troublesome.
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