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Hammers Toney fee may hit the roof

West Ham’s remote chances of signing Ivan Toney seem to have faded even further with the revelation of a sell-on clause owed to Peterborough United!

The Hammers were interested in a swoop to sign the striker ahead of the summer.

But those hopes dwindled when Brentford won promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs, and we can now reveal that Posh have a 15% sell-on clause, pushing any potential fee through the roof!

Toney was in exceptional form for the Bees in 2021/22, scoring 31 goals in the league and also netting in the play-off final.

He would have cost around £30m if the club had failed to win promotion, with Toney destined for the Premier League regardless of their fate in the play-offs.

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But a fee of £30m would see Posh paid £4.5m, and that would only push the price up.

Their promotion makes him relatively untouchable for the Bees, as they will hope he can fire them to safety and maybe even more next season under Thomas Frank.

Barry Fry, Posh’s Director of Football, has previously confirmed that there is a sell-on in the deal, telling The Transfer Tavern: “Going on next season we’ve got a sell-on, so if they do sell him we’re laughing.”

Baz may have to wait for that windfall!

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

5 comments on “Hammers Toney fee may hit the roof

  1. Not unduly bothered. Watched him in play offs. Big step up to premier. Not convinced. Good luck if anyone pays that sort of money.

  2. Sorry for this Hugh, but he is not good enough for me.

  3. Overrated imho… How many penalties did he score in his tally of goals… Not a patch on Watkins… We need a nippy, centre forward.. I think he is a Carlton Cole in disguise and for all his endeavour never rated him.

  4. Wondered why Barry was keen for West Ham to sign Toney. Now I know. Don’t think Wee Davey will be swayed by Barry’s overtures. COYI

  5. If you compare him to Olly Watkins I think he may struggle in the PL, Watkins was far better than he is and he is only scoring a few. The sooner we commit to Weghorst/ Daka / Hlozek the better. Hlozek has been poor so far so maybe we can snap him up for next to nothing.

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