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.
Nope but a hefty sell on one ?? https://t.co/jB3ZzVl4G4
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) October 30, 2019
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.