Charlton boss Lee Bowyer explains how bid for Posh striker Ivan Toney would have been funded

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Lee Bowyer has revealed that Charlton’s move for Peterborough striker Ivan Toney would have been funded by Anfenee Dijksteel’s switch to Middlesbrough.

The Addicks sold the Dutch right-back to their Championship rivals in a deal worth £2million.

And Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony turned down Charlton’s offers for Toney, who scored 23 goals last season.

“The Anfernee money was going to go on Toney,” Bowyer told the South London Press. “But that didn’t come off.

“We were always trying to keep Lyle [Taylor]. The plan was to play Toney alongside Lyle. That’s why we sold Anfernee [to spend the money in other areas of the pitch].”

MacAnthony said that Barnsley and another unnamed Championship side were also pushing to land Toney, 23.

He tweeted: “There will be slight disappointment (for Toney) as it’s Championship football and he is human BUT he is a great character so I expect him to kick on with his business on the pitch.

“One of best professionals we have had at club is Big Ivan.”

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