·21 March 2023
·21 March 2023
Peterborough United are due around £1 million in a bonus payment when Brentford striker Ivan Toney makes his England debut, reports the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old could make his bow for the Three Lions during the ongoing international break.
Toney is part of manager Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
He missed out on the Qatar World Cup squad but earned his maiden call-up during last season’s UEFA Nations League games against Italy and Germany.
However, he did not make his debut. Toney will likely be finally handed a chance with Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling unavailable.
Peterborough will be watching both games with keen interest. He joined Brentford from the League One club in 2020 for £6m.
As usual, some performance-related add-ons were included in the deal.
Peterborough received £1m when the Bees were promoted to the Premier League in 2021.
The Posh also earned another £1m after they stayed up last season.
Toney has also fetched Peterborough another £500,000 as the club received smaller payments every time he made five Premier League appearances.
However, those extra fees were capped at 50 appearances. The League One club also included a significant sell-on clause in the deal.
Unfortunately, his impending lengthy ban for breaching FA gambling rules could scupper their chances.
Toney has bagged 16 goals and four assists in 25 Premier League games this term.
Brentford are eighth in the table after 27 games and will look to force themselves into the European places.
A top-seven finish for the Bees could see Peterborough land more bonuses.
For now, Toney’s England debut is of utmost importance to them, and they will hope Southgate does them a huge favour.
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