It has been revealed that Charlton Athletic discussed a move for Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney with the League One club last week.
Via his personal Twitter account, Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom claimed that Addicks chairman Matt Southall had confirmed the news to him after he met with Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony.
Charlton now head the queue for Marcus Maddison. I asked Matt Southall about this last week after he’d met Darragh, and he told me that both Maddison and Toney were discussed. Fits with the aim to make permanent signings #cafc #Transfers https://t.co/yt3t5PyxWd
— Ben Ransom (@BenRansomSky) January 13, 2020
23-year-old Toney has been in sensational form for the League One side as they move towards the top of the table, having netted 15 goals in 24 league appearances this campaign.
The striker only netted 16 goals in 44 League One appearances for Peterborough United last season, and his goal record speaks for itself this season as his stock continues to rise.
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Toney isn’t the only Peterborough player that has had interest from Charlton this transfer window, with midfielder Marcus Maddison having been allowed to discuss a move to The Valley after the League One side accepted a bid.
The Addicks could lose their main marksman Lyle Taylor this month, with the club having withdrawn a contract offer for the striker and now being open to any offers that rival clubs want to put on the table.
Toney’s form in front of goal this season has seen clubs from the Championship take great interest in him, but Darragh MacAnthony looks prepared to try and hold on to one of his club’s most prized assets.
The 23-year-old striker would be a good signing for Charlton, however with the club looking more interested in signing Maddison, a move to The Valley for Toney looks unlikely at this stage.