Celtic reportedly had a £4m offer turned down for striker Ivan Toney by Peterborough on Friday, with the English League One side believed to be demanding as much as £12.5m for the player.
Supporters on Twitter have been critical of the inflated prices south of the border and do not believe the 24-year-old is worth anywhere close to his reported valuation:
The market down there is crazy, and Celtic being used to bump his price up
— Bernie 68 (@bras68) July 29, 2020
£1.5m at best,basically paying for potential
— JOBDONE (@patrickwmhullfc) July 29, 2020
For the top scorer in the 3rd tier…? Not a chance
— Did_ye_aye? (@Didyeaye4) July 29, 2020
for a league 1 striker. behave
— Chris Broadley (@Broadbhoy) July 29, 2020
Under no circumstances! That #English league is a waste of time trying to get players they're all overpriced prima donnas! There are plenty of decent players
abroad a hell of a lot cheaper!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀
— BIG MAVERICK (@bigmaverick1) July 29, 2020
Absolutely not!! Backup striker at best behind Edouard.
— Scotch Bry (@bhryan67) July 29, 2020
Never in a million, if he was that good he would of dragged Peterborough to promotion instead they missed out on the playoff all together.
— Joel O'Halloran (@JCOHalloran) July 29, 2020
Especially when you consider he is in the last year of his contract.
— Dee (@notallhappydays) July 29, 2020
Eddy was £9m…this guy might be good…but no chance he has the upside of Eddy…and they want £3.5m more…The English market is wild…we move on…👍
— Nayr 🏴🏳️🌈🇪🇺 (@EzPzJoystiq) July 29, 2020
It appears as though the Hoops have already moved on to other targets, with the likes of West Ham’s Albian Ajeti and Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson believed to be on the club’s radar.
Celtic’s interest in signing another striker is a surprise considering they already have the likes of Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo in the squad.
However, it appears manager Neil Lennon is very keen to add extra firepower as the Scottish champions aim to make it ten league titles in a row this campaign.