Glasgow Rangers have edged ahead of bitter rivals Celtic in the race to sign Peterborough United Ivan Toney this summer,according to Football Insider.
Peterborough’s recruitment chief Barry Fry revealed has revealed earlier that both of the two Glasgow clubs are interested in signing their star striker after he was put up for sale following the closure of the League One season.
The club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Championship and had to make the hard decision to sell the league’s top scorer.
Reported Rangers target Toney scored an astonishing 24 goals in the English third tier, nine more than anyone else, and his stellar season has put him on the radar of several clubs across Britain.
Premier League promotion contenders West Bromwich Albion are also interested, according to Football Insider. and are the front runners along with Rangers in the race to secure the 24 year old’s signature.
Toney has scored 49 goals and provided 15 assists in 94 matches in a fruitful two-year spell with Peterborough, which has earned him a reputation of a fearful marksman in the lower divisions of the English football pyramid.
He is the latest striker to play for the club with former alumni including Gayle, Jack Marriott, Britt Assombalonga, Craig Mackail-Smith and Conor Washington.
Fry expects Toney to fetch £15m in the market but given the current situation following the coronavirus pandemic, he is sure to go for a much lower price.
Rangers are eager to secure his signature in order to build a squad that can wrestle back the Scottish league title from Celtic after they fell short this season.
The Gers are reliant on Alfredo Morelos for goals and added more strength in depth to Steven Gerrard’s attacking options at Ibrox would be a good move.