Owner confirms £4m bid for ex-NUFC talent…just 12 months after we sold him for £500,000

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed that the club rejected a £4m bid from Charlton for in-form striker Ivan Toney last month.

As you may remember, Toney was on our books little over a year ago, however the club sold the youngster to Peterborough for just £500,000 last summer.

Since then he’s bagged an impressive 23 goals and 8 assists over the 2018/19 campaign, and has started the new League One season with 4 goals in 6 games – also helping his side to a 3-0 win over Sunderland last weekend.

Granted he’s now performing in the third tier of English football, but confirmation of Charlton’s £4m bid highlights how much he’s progressed over the past 12 months.

Not only that, it’s since been reported that Middlesbrough also showed interest in signing the Peterborough star on deadline day – and it’s no surprise given he’s been involved in 35 goals over the past year.

Some will wonder if we ever gave him a fair crack of the whip at Newcastle following his recent rise to form, but one thing is for certain – he’s now valued at over EIGHT times the price we sold him for just last summer.

An example of a talented player who we failed to develop, or simply a player who has found his level in League One? Either way, £500,000 is looking a brilliant bit of business for Peterborough.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Owner confirms £4m bid for ex-NUFC talent…just 12 months after we sold him for £500,000

  1. We tried our best to develop Toney – even to the point that we got ourselves relegated to give him a chance to play a bit nearer his own level, but turns it out there were complications with that cunning plan.

    Oh, and let’s not forget that while you may rightly say that he is valued at EIGHT TIMES what we sold him for just a year ago, I dn’t remember you SHOUTING OUT TO THE WORLD that we sold Perez a couple of months ago for FIFTEEN TIMES what we bought him for.

    I seem to remember Dwight Gayle being our new Messiah at one point. Played well in the Championship, but couldn’t hack the Prem. Then of course there’s Elias Sorensen – performed well at under 23 level but couldn’t get a game at Blackpool and is now struggling for regular playing time at Carlisle.
    There is absolutely no correlation between performing in the lower leagues and carrying that forward in the higher tiers. The game is different. And to suggest that we didn’t do enough for Toney is outrageous, especially considering that for the last 4 years we’ve been either in, or on the brink of being in the Championship. I’m not sure that trying out youngsters is really the way to go when you are fighting for survival.

    Hang on a minute! Rafa sold him. Are you criticising Rafa?

    It’s almost as if there is a negativity about your site towards our team, Olly.
    Are you sure you are not a subsidiary of the Mag?

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