Posh summer transfer business could be financed by a summer move for Ivan Toney who believes he would score goals in the Premier League

Peterborough United’s summer transfer business could yet be financed by a Premier League move for former Posh striker Ivan Toney.

By Alan Swann
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:27 pm
Ivan Toney in his Posh days.
Ivan Toney in his Posh days.

Reports in the Sun suggest Toney is now of interest to Premier League West Ham United. Posh sold Toney to Championship promotion hopefuls Brentford last summer in a reported £10 million deal, but the Bees are expected to cash in on the pirze asset if they fail to reach the Premier League, which would be good news for Posh’s finances as they have a healthy sell-on entitlement.

Toney scored his 30th Championship goal of the season last weekend and is now one goal short of the record tally for the division.

Brentford have sealed a third place finish and will contest the play-offs which start on May 17.

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The Hammers are looking for a striker this summer as Michail Antonio remains the only recognised centre-forward option at the London Stadium.

Toney said recently: “I feel like I’m more than ready to step up into the Premier League. I feel the qualities the players have, I can fit in perfectly. The deliveries the players get, I’d be able to get on the end of crosses.

‘I feel like I would slot into the majority of teams in the Premier League. I don’t mean that in a big-headed way, but I do feel I’d be capable of doing certain things that other strikers might not be able to.”

Posh held a Championship planning meeting between the co-owners, manager Darren Ferguson and director of football Barry Fry yesterday (Wednesday) when possible transfer targets were discussed.