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.