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Ex-Newcastle Striker In Demand Despite Just Four Appearances For Magpies

Newcastle bought Ivan Toney as a 19-year-old from Northampton Town in the summer of 2015 for around £250k. He made four first-team appearances in his first season at Newcastle, including two Premier League cameos against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Toney ultimately went on loan to Barnsley in November 2015. For the next three years, the young striker spent his time on numerous loan spells to League One and Two sides. Ultimately Newcastle cashed in on Toney, selling him to Peterborough for £350k in the summer of 2018.

Since then, Toney’s value has skyrocketed as he’s lit up League One for Posh, scoring 35 goals in 75 appearances. This season his 12 goals in 17 games have Premier League clubs again looking at the now 23-year-old.

Ivan Toney and Callum Roberts– two ex-Mags scoring goals in England’s lower leagues

Two of those clubs are Burnley and Bournemouth, who are reportedly willing to pay as much as £9m for a player Newcastle sold for just a fraction of that amount.

However, Peterborough are flying high in League One in fourth place due to the form of Toney and another ex-Magpie, Marcus Maddison. Despite the high influx of cash that Toney would bring in, they are reluctant to sell any of their top players in January.

The Sun are reporting that Peterborough has placed a £13m fee on their prized striker.

While Newcastle did not place a buy-back clause in the deal that sent Toney to Peterborough, they did insert a sell-on clause as confirmed by their chairman on Twitter last month.

If a club does pony up to buy Ivan Toney, Newcastle should be looking at getting a bit of money from the deal. Even if it is just 20% of the profit made off the original £350k Peterborough paid, that could be a few extra million for Newcastle.

15 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #1

    was having a look at Aztec and Mayan ball games and I found this.

    Who really invented soccer?
    Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today.

    Obviously an Americanism, saying that we British call it football and not it’s proper name of soccer!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Sorry Rob!

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #3


    You can see that’s an American text from the punctuation.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m sure that the nice Mr Ashlie would appreciate a little windfall like that.

    Much better than having a player that can score goals for us.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #5

    I said at the time we should have kept him and have banged the drum to get him back, aint gonna happen now.

    Watch him now go on to play for England at soccer!

  • toon22

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes the Aztecs played a type of football
    But didnt the team that lost all die ?

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 17, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone on here who doubts Rafa’s genius is a short sighted idiot.
    If Rafa was to return (he won’t I know) there would be an immediate sellout of season tickets.
    Sensible people know that SB will achieve nothing at Newcastle; he didn’t succeed when he had a supportive owner so he’s no chance with Fatso in ownership!

  • toon22

    Nov 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #8

    We are an advert for his tat shops thats making him money

    Its what footballs all about

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #9


    Great incentive not to lose, hmm wonder if Brucie might try that!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #10

    TV time, later!

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #11


    Who is going to sue MA next?

    You’ve been wrong every time.

    It’s never the frogs fault.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #12

    So how was Toney allowed to leave and for such a paltry fee?

    Even just loaning him out for a few more seasons to see how he did

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Nice one Billson

  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Another master class in allowing a player to leave and then someone else cashing in on them.

    Love this, if he sells for 13 Mill then Ashley isn’t going to see all of that. And that makes my day, Ashley must be fuming, good!!!!

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Rafa is a good manager but to hail him as some sort of demi god is hilarious moonraker. Real madrid, chelsea, napoli, none of his recent clubs would want him back. Neither would liverpool. I wouldnt have a major issue with him coming back but I just laugh when some of you prostrate yourselves for the football god called rafa . Just to annoy jail, you come across as a bit put upon. There is more to nufc past present and future than benitez. Mind you he did perform a miracle keeping us up didnt he? He said it would need a miracle so…


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