Date: 16th June 2020 at 10:30am
Written by: Barney Laws

Perhaps he’s ready for the step up?

After blitzing through the competition at League One level, it seems only fair that he be given a shot at a higher level, now it’s just a case of hopefully being in a position to tempt him away.

According to a report from Bristol Live, Nottingham Forest are one of a number of clubs that are in the hunt for Peterborough United’s goal machine Ivan Toney, although we face some rather tough competition if we are to compete with his signature. The report claims that the Reds face competition from the likes of Bristol City, West Brom and German side RB Leipzig are all in the hunt for the 24-year-old.

Toney has been in terrific form over the past couple of years, scoring 40 goals in the league across the past two campaigns, 24 this past season alone so it’s clear to see he has outgrown the division, but the question is, are Nottingham Forest a realistic option for him?

I think a lot of it, in fact all of it, will depend on promotion.

Should we be chasing after Ivan Toney this summer?

Yes

Yes

No

No

It’s well known how well the Bundesliga is helping young English players to develop, and with Champions League football potentially on offer as well, it’s going to be a very hard job to convince Toney that his best interests lie in England rather than going abroad.

Our only hope would be to outmuscle teams in a financial aspect, and that means being in the Premier League where the money we’ll receive should hopefully be more than enough to convince him to join us. But even then we could face competition from West Brom if they manage to get promoted as well.

Either way you look at it, if we don’t get promoted, we might not even be in the race at all.

What about you? What do you make of these reports?

 
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