According to the Sun, Bournemouth are set to make a £13m bid for free-scoring striker Ivan Toney this summer.
The ex-NUFC talent left Tyneside for a reported fee of £350,000 in 2018 and has been in outstanding form ever since, bagging 48 goals for Peterborough over the past 18 months.
He recently won the League One player of the month award and, with 4 goals in his last two games against Oxford and Southend, he’s now the joint highest scorer in the top four tiers of English football this season (23 goals).
With that comes inevitable interest, and The Sun’s Charlie Wyett claims Bournemouth are prepared to pay big money to sign him this summer.
With a ‘frustrated’ Joshua King expected to leave, he reports that the Cherries will use cash received from his sale to make a move for Toney.
I don’t think many felt Toney was a Premier League player in waiting a few years ago, however it did feel like he was never given a chance to prove himself by Rafa Benitez – no matter how well he performed either out on loan or with our U-23’s.
With him now linked with a £13m move back to the top flight within two years of him being sold for a few hundred thousand, it’s fair to say he could become one we seriously live to regret.