Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony claimed that West Ham co-owner David Sullivan told him that he regrets not signing Ivan Toney last summer, when speaking on the Hard Truth Podcast.
The 24-year-old striker joined Brentford in the summer from Peterborough for around £10 million (Sky Sports).
He is now valued at somewhere around £25 million according to the Sun (21 February, page 62).
Eurosport recently claimed that Hammers boss David Moyes is very keen to bring the prolific 24-year-old striker to the London Stadium this summer.
And then ExWHUemployee confirmed those claims a few days later, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Thursday February 11th). The club insider suggested that he knows for a fact David Moyes wants to sign the Championship forward.
David Sullivan allegedly has Ivan Toney regrets
It seems as though the West Ham co-owner regrets having not signed the Bess ace earlier.
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony shared what Sullivan told him about the 24-year-old striker, when speaking on the Hard Truth Podcast:
“Tell a quick story. David Sullivan rang Barry [Fry] today (Wednesday), and Baz rang me laughing and he said ‘I wished I’d listen to you in the summer!’ Because David Moyes did like Ivan Toney a lot. He said ‘that boy is probably going to go for £30 million plus in the summer.”
If the West Ham owners have genuine ambition this summer, a move to sign Ivan Toney seems like an absolute no-brainer.
The 24-year-old is clearly ready to make the jump up to the Premier League.
And if it costs £25 million to prise him away from Brentford, then so be it. Toney is absolutely perfect for the Hammers. It is a real shame that we didn’t take a punt on him for just £10 million last summer, however.