Peterborough United to keep on gaining from Ivan Toney sale thanks to sizeable sell-on fee

Posh’s sale of Ivan Toney to Brentford is set to offer the club a significant financial boost going into this season and beyond.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 9:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 7:08 pm
David Raya and Ivan Toney celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
David Raya and Ivan Toney celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Toney’s move to Brentford in the summer of 2020, has already earned Posh over £1 million.

The London club’s promotion to the Premier League banked Posh £1 million and that windfall will have been added to by the fact that he appeared over 50 times during the season and scored 31 league goals, good enough for his second consecutive golden boot and a Championship record.

Posh have further clauses that are active this season that will earn them money on games played, goals scored and if Brentford manage to stay-up, which could add up to well over £1 million again.

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Ivan Toney after his hat-trick against Accrington Stanley. Photo: Joe Dent.

Thanks to Co-owner Stewart Thompson, who grew up a Newcastle fan, it is now known that Posh would be due 30 percent of any future fee Brentford receive for selling the player. In turn, however, 30 percent of Posh’s cut of the deal would be due to the club Posh signed Toney from, Newcastle.

Considering Brentford could be looking to sell in the region of £30 to £40m, that would still represent a significant incoming for Posh, which could be in the region of £6-8m.

Speaking recently, he said: “If Brentford sell Ivan Toney, we get 30% of that and 30% goes back to Newcastle.

“It’s now cool as a fan, as well as an owner, to be watching games that don’t matter but they all matter!”

Toney has been linked with big money moves to West Ham, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past and even if he was to stay at Brentford in this window; a good goal return in England’s top tier would see his value rise exponentially and may even see England come calling.

This would provide a more than welcome boost for Posh, who like all clubs, have just spent an entire season deprived of ticket revenue, the club’s main source of income.

Darragh MacAnthony has since taken to Twitter to attempt to refute the claims of his fellow co-owner, suggesting Posh’s cut would actually be much smaller.