Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed that Middlesbrough are very keen on signing forward Ivan Toney in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old is reportedly valued at £13m by the Posh, and speaking about Boro’s interest, MacAnthony questioned whether the Teessiders have the funds to afford the striker:
“They love him, that’s for sure. But sometimes what you love isn’t what you can afford.”
Derby County, Bristol City, Bournemouth and Burnley are also reportedly interested in Toney, who has scored 12 goals in 17 League One appearances this season.
His price tag may well put off Middlesbrough as MacAnthony points out, but manager Jonathan Woodgate is very keen on signing a forward in January.
Boro have managed to score just 17 goals in 20 league games this campaign, and they have been linked with a number of strikers. In addition to Toney, Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove is also reportedly a target.
Assistant manager Robbie Keane is said to have scouted the 23-year-old when the Dons drew 2-2 against Rangers at Pittodrie a couple of weeks ago.