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Newcastle fans discuss former player Ivan Toney amid Bournemouth interest

Ivan Toney is enjoying himself at Peterborough in League One.

So far this term, he has managed 25 goals in 38 matches in all competitions, as well as six assists. Unsurprisingly, he is the top scorer in the third tier, with 23.

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Now, it has been reported that Bournemouth are interested in signing him for around £13m. Of course, the 23-year-old used to be on the books of Newcastle United, where he made four first-team appearances, which has led to Twitter page @NUFC360 taking the opportunity to discuss their former player.

This has got the club’s supporters reacting, and it seems they are torn on whether it was a good decision to let him go. Some believe that just because he is scoring on a regular basis in League One, it doesn’t mean he could do it at the highest level.

Indeed, scoring goals in the lower divisions doesn’t always guarantee success amongst the elite, but Toney can only perform against what is put in front of him. Dwight Gayle is proof, though, that adapting to the top tier is not easy – he has scored 23 goals in each of his past two Championship campaigns, but has never managed more than seven in the top flight.

Others, meanwhile, believe the club should have put a buy-back clause in when letting him depart at least.

Indeed, that would have been an intelligent move. Now, a rival Premier League club could sign him, and if he performs at the same level as he currently is, he would represent a bargain at £13m.

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One other supporter has suggested that every club makes mistakes.

Indeed, it can happen in football. Time will tell whether Toney makes the grade or not.

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