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Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has suggested that it would be better for him if reported Celtic target Ivan Toney is sold quickly, as quoted in The Scottish Sun.

Celtic are interested in signing the former Newcastle United striker from Peterborough in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that the Glasgow giants’ bid of £5 million has been turned down by the League One club in England, with the Posh looking for at least £10 million.

The report has added that Toney is keen on a move to Celtic, and Peterborough manager Ferguson has said that it would be better if a resolution over the future of the striker is reached quickly.

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The Scottish Sun quotes Ferguson as saying about Toney: “We will have to wait and see with Ivan and it could be a distraction if his situation rumbles on. That wouldn’t be ideal.

“It would be better if things were resolved quickly, but the owners quite rightly won’t sell him unless they get the right price so it could be we end up with the best striker in League One playing for us at the start of the season so I’m quite relaxed about it.

“Ivan won’t play in the first friendlies, but if he is still here as the new season approaches I will have to play him. I can’t sign anyone until he leaves which again is not ideal as I would want as much time as possible with the player we bring in to replace him.”

Good signing for Celtic?

Toney is a proven goalscorer in the lower leagues in England, and there is every reason to believe that the 24-year-old will bring that form to the top flight of Scottish football.

According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, the striker scored 24 goals in League One in 2019-20 and found the net 16 times in the league in 2018-19.

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Meanwhile, Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong has said that he does not worry about the results of Rangers.

The Hoops and the Gers won their respective Scottish Premiership games on the opening weekend of the season.

RTE quotes Frimpong as saying: “I don’t really care about Rangers, if they lose or win. I just focus on Celtic and what is the goal ahead. We go out to win. We don’t really care about other teams. We just care about ourselves.” 

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