Date: 13th August 2020 at 9:52am
Written by: Ollie Walker

Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony says that Nottingham Forest are not among the clubs who are close to signing striker Ivan Toney.

Following another prolific goalscoring campaign with Posh last season, Toney’s future has been the subject of much speculation this summer, with some reports claiming that Forest were among the clubs interested in the free-scoring 24-year-old.

However, it now appears as though the chances of seeing Toney at The City Ground on a regular basis next season are rather slim, after MacAnthony revealed that the club are not in the race to sign the attacker.

After being asked on Twitter by one Forest fan if the club are keen on signing Toney, MacAnthony responded by revealing that that is not the case, while replying to another’s question about being in talks with Forest, the Peterborough owner revealed that while he is “always” in discussions with the club, that contact did not relate to “what has been put out there” which appears to be a reference to Toney.

From a Forest perspective, it is hard not to be rather disappointed by this in all honesty.

With Lewis Grabban still in need of some support when it comes to leading the line for Forest next season, Ivan Toney could have been an ideal recruit for the club this summer.

Now however, it appears as though that is not going to happen, and with the level of interest there appears to be in the striker from elsewhere, it is hard to see Forest getting a second chance to sign Toney further down the line.

That will of course be frustrating for the club, but it should be remembered that there will be plenty of other options out there for Forest, and with so long still remaining in the transfer window, there is more than enough time for them that to find that alternative to Grabban before the season gets back underway.

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