Peterborough could have doubled their money from Ivan Toney sale thanks to England striker’s success, and ‘magnificent’ Brentford even paid one clause early after Premier League promotion September 19, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Peterborough have benefited massively from Ivan Toney’s success, with Brentford labelled ‘magnificent’ in dealing with England’s latest star.

Toney has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for upcoming matches against Italy and Germany, marking a fairy-tale ascent from League Two to a potential World Cup place.

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Toney is on the verge of his first England cap

But it’s been a long road to the top, and the news may well be benefitting Peterborough

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But it’s been a long road to the top, and the news may well be benefitting Peterborough

Now 27, the striker has had a long road to the top, only recently grabbing the nation’s attention when he broke the Championship scoring record to lead Brentford to the Premier League for the first time in 2021.

Having been signed by Newcastle as a 16-year-old in 2015, Toney was loaned out to six different sides before being sold to Peterborough, where he settled and began banging in goals in League One.

That ultimately led to move to Brentford for an initial £5million, but as The Posh’s director of football, Barry Fry, told talkSPORT, he masterminded another £5m in add ons.

“It’s fair to say I put a lot of clauses in that,” he said with a giggle. 

“I must say, Brentford have been absolutely fantastic, they’ve paid us on the dot for every one, in fact, when they got promotion they paid us early so they’ve been magnificent.

“They’ve been a different class Brentford with us, and with Ivan, they brought him on and he’s done just what he did with little old Peterborough, he’s done it with Brentford in the Championship and in the Premier League and nobody deserves an England call up more than him because he’s worked very very hard at his game.

Toney smashed up the Championship and is still scoring in the Prem

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Toney smashed up the Championship and is still scoring in the Prem


“I watched him first as a 16-year-old boy playing for Northampton and he played against our youth team and we did try to buy him for £200,000. 

“Graham Carr who developed all the players and was director of football at Newcastle at the time felt sorry for his old club Northampton and paid £250,000 up front. 

“But going to Newcastle was a disaster because they never gave him a chance, they loaned him out to six different clubs, he always had a bag packed to go where they wanted him to go. 

“He didn’t feel like he belonged so when we came in and bought him four years ago I said come back home, you need a bit of stability, you need a bit of love, and we’re the club to give it to you.”

Newcastle United’s best performing out-on-loan player is Ivan Toney

Toney had six different loan spells before finally leaving Newcastle

Former Championship striker Aaron Mclean also spoke to talkSPORT about Toney’s England call up, having coached him at Peterborough.

Mclean said: “He got the move to Newcaslte and that didn’t work out, then he had to go and have five or six different loans to different clubs and they were all very different. 

“None of those clubs you could say he went and absolutely set the world alight, so he’s had to do it the long way round. 

“To get to this point now hasn’t been an easy road, even though to many people they’ve only just heard the name Ivan Toney so it almost looks like he’s just burst onto the scene.

Toney never had a chance to shine at St James Park but is definitely doing so now for the Bees

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Toney never had a chance to shine at St James Park but is definitely doing so now for the Bees

“Having coached him and personally as well, for what he’s achieved in such a short space of time is nothing short of remarkable. 

“When he left Peterborough to go to Brentford you hoped that he’s be able to kick on and help a club that was aiming to get into the Premier League, you’d hope that he’d be able to hit the ground running.

“His performances, the amount of goals that he’s scored has not only done that, but it’s now propelled him to the elite level where he’s being introduced into the national team and could potentially find himself playing in the World Cup.”

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