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.
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!