Barry Fry has urged Celtic to stop messing around and match his valuation of Ivan Toney as the Peterborough chairman backs his star player to become a goal machine in Scotland.
With Ajeti stalling on a move to Celtic, Lennon must move on and find a suitable striker to join his squad for this 10 in a row season.
Ivan Toney has bagged 48 goals in two seasons for the Posh and their Chairman has stated that the Scottish Champions need to match his valuation for the striker as other teams are ready to land him.
Barry Fry has tipped Toney to become an instant hit for Celtic and would easily score 30 goals per season in Scottish Football.
Peterborough’s failure to get promoted from League 1 has opened the gate to offers from Celtic and Premier League chasing Brentford. Although Fry has accused Celtic of trying to get Toney on the cheap with their low-ball first offer. The striker netted 26 times last season and is likely to command a fee upward of £5m and Celtic could be ready to return and test Posh’s resolve.
“They mentioned they may be selling one or two. I think they’re trying it on to try to get Toney cheap.
“I’ve had experience with Celtic, so I know the score. I know the manager wants a tenth title and he’s identified our bloke as the best.
“Gavin Strachan’s gone there and he’s backed up the opinion of Toney.
“They’ve told Peter Lawwell and Nicky Hammond to go and get him, but they won’t get Toney with what they’re piddling about with, that’s for sure.
“Toney would be a revelation for Celtic, he’d be a star, for definite.
“He’d score 30 to 40 goals up there, he really would.”
Some Hoops fans fear that going for such a high valued striker could mean that Odsonne Edouard could be sold this season but we predict that Lennon wants to have sufficient firepower to ensure the club achieve title number ten.
Lennon will be aiming to have four strikers playing for 2 fist team places and also for rotation purposes with Bayo being left out of the equation and possibly being put out on loan.