Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has insisted that Ivan Toney is ‘not for sale’ after Barnsley were linked with a move for the striker.
Not for sale ???????? https://t.co/ppimq6vHbH
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) August 1, 2019
The Tykes could be set to lose Keiffer Moore to Wigan and reporter Alan Nixon suggested that they would turn to the Posh man as an alternative if the target man did depart.
However, whilst MacAnthony didn’t deny the Championship side were interested, he made it clear that he has no intention of cashing in on the player when responding to a question from a fan on Twitter.
And, you can understand why he is holding such a strong stance, as the 23-year-old was impressive last season, weighing in with 16 league goals as the side just missed out on a top six finish. He ended the season under boss Darren Ferguson in fine form too, grabbing four goals in the final two games.
Peterborough have had a very busy and productive summer and will fancy their chances of winning promotion this season, with their first game against Fleetwood on Saturday.
This is the news that fans of the League One side will have wanted to hear as Toney proved himself to be an important player last season.
As well as that, at 23 he is only going to improve and if he does get better then he has the potential to be a real star in the third-tier.
Of course, that’s why Barnsley are interested and even though he has struggled on loan at Oakwell in the past, he has developed as a striker since then and could do a job in the Championship now.
Whilst MacAnthony’s comments show he doesn’t want to lose Toney, the reality is that money talks, so if Barnsley want the player enough and put down a suitable fee then this deal could happen.
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