Ex-NUFC talent receives £9m offers from Bournemouth & Burnley…just 18 months on from £350k sale

According to reports over the weekend, former Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney could make a swift return to the Premier League following his outstanding goalscoring form in League One.

The 23-year-old bas bagged 35 goals and 11 assists over the last 18 months since making a £350,000 move to Peterborough last summer, making many question if we sold him too soon.

As a result, The Chronicle now claim that Bournemouth and Burnley are scouting the 6ft 2′ forward ahead of the January transfer window, also revealing that we have a sell-on clause in place – so could benefit from any big money sale.

It’s also been reported by The Sun that both the Cherries and Clarets have made £9m offers for Toney, leading Peterborough to set a £13m asking price.

Club chairman Darragh MacAntony said this about the striker when asked about a potential January exit for their star man:

“Toney will break the transfer record for a League One player when he goes. If he goes that. He’ll certainly smash the Posh record.

“We don’t want to lose anyone in January, but you can’t guarantee anything in football.

“If we do lose anyone, they will be replaced.”

Another player we sold too soon, or has he found his level?

We’ll soon find out if he does return to the Premier League, but his 12 league goals (making him the joint top scorer in all of England’s top three divisions so far this season) certainly suggest he’s too good for League One:

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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.

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