West Ham United are unlikely to sign Brentford’s Ivan Toney this summer due to a sell on clause that is owed to the player’s former club, Peterborough United, as per a recent report by Claret and Hugh.
The Hammers have long held an interest in bringing the prolific marksman to the London Stadium and the same publication reported last month that the Premier League side had been in talks with the striker’s representatives.
However, it appears that a move is off the cards at present, with Brentford likely to put an inflated price tag on the player’s head due to the fact that Peterborough are entitled to 15% of any fee that is received for the 25-year-old.
Therefore Toney is now expected to remain with the Bees in preparation for their first ever season in the top flight after securing promotion, with the marksman having plundered an astonishing 33 goals last season.
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Toney is under contract with the West London side until the summer of 2025.
Peterborough have worked the transfer market to their advantage once again and could well be set for a big windfall if Toney does move on from Brentford further down the line.
The newly promoted Championship side have ensured that they will be well looked after if their former player moves on again and it just shows how well run the Posh are.
Barry Fry and Darragh MacAnthony have made a success of this strategy over the years at London Road and it appears that their mastery is showing no signs of slowing down.
With the likes of Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele also being linked with move away from the club this summer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see even more money coming in to fill the club’s coffers if offers are forthcoming for the in demand duo.