Many Newcastle United fans have been talking about Ivan Toney after a tweet involving him recently emerged on social media.
Toney joined Brentford from Peterborough United in the summer transfer window. He has impressed for Brentford so far this season, scoring five goals in as many Championship games. The Englishman was previously at Newcastle as well.
NUFC360 recently posted about Toney and asked fans if the Magpies made a mistake in letting the striker leave. This tweet caught the attention of many Toon fans and they made their opinion clear about this.
What do Newcastle United fans think about Ivan Toney?
We should’ve certainly inserted a buy back clause into the deal at the very least
— Richie Lewins (@RichieLewins) October 20, 2020
Should Newcastle look to bring Toney back to the club?
We do tend to do this and get rid rather than keep loaning out. Toney, Armstrong and Mbabu, I’d have them all back.
— David Storey (@DStorey89) October 20, 2020
Never given a chance at NUFC
— Jon Ewing (@TheEwing9) October 20, 2020
Mistake not bringing him back..
— Stuart (@Shipley1Stuart) October 21, 2020
Toney had joined Newcastle from Northampton in the summer of 2015 for a fee of £324k. He left the club permanently in the summer of 2018 to join Peterborough. During his time at Newcastle, he had loan stints at clubs like Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury, Barnsley and Wigan (as per Transfermarkt).
He made only four first-team appearances for the Magpies and a couple of those appearances came in the Premier League too (as per Transfermarkt). Some Newcastle fans also began talking about Toney and they made their regrets clear.
Our club’s infrastructure has proven that it’s incapable of cultivating new talent worthy of sustaining regular first team PL football. We have become a stepping-stone club. Good luck to the lad.
— Neil (@IAmNeilMarshall) October 20, 2020
I think he’s destined for premier league another mistake by NUFC only got to look at how many loans Tammy Abraham had before breaking into Chelsea team ????
— Alan Evans (@alanevans1979) October 20, 2020
During his time at Peterborough, Toney made 94 appearances in all competitions and scored 49 goals, while picking up 15 assists. In the 2019/20 League One campaign, he scored 24 goals and racked up six assists in 32 games (as per Transfermarkt).
His tally at Brentford has been pretty impressive already and because of that, one can understand why these Newcastle fans believe that the Magpies should have kept Toney at the club. They can only hope that the club tries to bring him back at some point in the future.