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Chairman reveals how much Derby and Charlton will have to pay for 12-goal ace

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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has insisted that it would have to take a record-breaking fee to lure striker Ivan Toney away from the club.

Posh have been known for developing players and selling them on for huge profits in the past, with the likes of Jack Marriott, Britt Assombalonga and Dwight Gayle all moving to Championship clubs for sizable fees.

Toney could be the next player in the production line after making a hugely impressive start to the 2019/20 campaign. The 23-year-old has netted 12 goals in a total of 19 appearances so far this season.

Plenty of high-profile clubs have already been linked with Toney this season, with Derby County, Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic being credited with an interest in the prolific forward.

The latter reportedly had a £4m bid for Toney rejected in the summer – but MacAnthony, speaking in a Q&A session on YouTube (27:01) has claimed that it would take a record-breaking fee for Posh to sell their star-man.

Their current record fee stands at £5.5m rising to £8m, when they sold Britt Assombalonga to Nottingham Forest in 2014.

The Verdict

You can’t blame Peterborough for valuing Toney so highly – his worth to them is invaluable having scored so many goals this season.

Their front-three of Toney, Mo Eisa and Marcus Maddison is arguably one of the deadliest in the country – they have such a good understanding and telepathy up top.

I can’t see Toney leaving Posh in January as they are in such a good position in the Sky Bet League One table. Maybe if they miss out on promotion, then it could be an option.

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