Report: 23-year-old could move for 18 times what Newcastle sold him for in 2018

Ivan Toney of Peterborough United scores his team's first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Burnley FC and Peterborough United at Turf Moor on January 04, 2020 in Burnley,...

Newcastle United sold Ivan Toney to Peterborough United back in 2018, and is now being linked with Bristol City.

Ivan Toney of Peterborough United scores his team's first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Burnley FC and Peterborough United at Turf Moor on January 04, 2020 in Burnley,...

According to the Bristol Post, Bristol City are not put off by Peterborough United’s £9 million asking price for Ivan Toney, meaning they could stand to make a huge profit on the striker they signed from Newcastle United 18 months ago.

Posh paid £500k to bring in Toney from Newcastle in 2018 (Peterborough Evening Telegraph), and he has gone on to become one of the most feared front-men in the Football League.

Newcastle could now be looking back with some regret, as they failed to maximise Toney’s value while he was at St. James’ Park.

 

If Bristol City do make a £9 million offer for the powerful striker, that would be 18 times what Newcastle brought in for him.

Of course, Toney is unlikely to have developed into the player he has become today without the exposure to first-team football he has been given at Posh.

But there is actually an argument to suggest he could have been a useful option for Newcastle right now.

Peterborough United's Ivan Toney, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Lincoln City at Weston Homes Stadium...

Toney has the presence and strength to fit into Bruce's system, and he has shown some lethal finishing in front of goal.

Toney’s success has come at League One level, but with Newcastle’s strikers faltering, he surely would have been offered a chance by now if he was still at St. James’ Park.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch