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Opinion: Glasgow Rangers should not break the bank for in-demand striker

Just turned 24-year-old striker Ivan Toney of Peterborough United plays in England’s League One and is reportedly interesting Glasgow Rangers.

Toney was only 16 when he became the youngest player to play in the first team of Northampton Town, when he made his debut in 2012.

He went on to score 13 goals in 60 matches over three seasons before joining north east Premier League giants, Newcastle United in 2015. 

The 19-year-old forward played four games for Newcastle before being loaned to Barnsley in League One, and scored twice in 21 games.

At the start of 2016-17 he was loaned to Shrewsbury Town for short term period. He played 26 games and scored 7 goals during his spell at the club.

Scunthorpe United took him on loan until that season ended and he scored 7 times in his 17 matches played.

2017-18, Toney found that Wigan were anxious to have his services for half the season, and found the net 6 times in 28 games.

Scunthorpe United wanted him back on loan until the end of the season, and scored a reasonable 8 goals in 18 ties.

On 9 August 2018, Toney signed for League One club Peterborough United on a 3-year contract for a reported £650,000.

He scored a hat-trick on 11 December in a 4–4 draw in the second round replay of the FA Cup away to Bradford City.

Eighteen days later he repeated the feat by scoring another treble in the 4–0 win at Accrington Stanley.

As he has matured into a more experienced forward, Toney has become a success at the Toffs. 

He is undoubtedly a huge favourite by scoring 23 goals in 55 matches in his first full season at the club.

Toney has excelled himself this season. He scored seven goals in the first seven league games, and went on to score 26 goals in only 39 games. 

The question is: Will Peterborough be allowed to finish their league?

If Rangers want Toney for next season, a fee of around £5 million could be required, and that doesn’t seem to fit into Rangers’ tight budget. 

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