Powerful Premier League star makes massive Newcastle United transfer admission
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been speaking about leaving Newcastle earlier in his career
Over the past few seasons Toney has been developing into one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League and a man that has the potential to become one of the top Forwards in Europe
His performances for Brentford this season have even earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad – with many believing that he could get a spot on the plane for the World Cup in November
Toney had the chance to make it at Newcastle earlier in his career – but the Toon made the decision that he was not good enough for the club and allowed him to depart
Now – Toney has opened up and admitted that his desire to prove Newcastle wrong is a massive reason why he has been so successful over the past few seasons.
What did he say?
“I would say leaving Newcastle when I went to Peterborough, that was an eye-opener,” he told the Daily Star.
“That was like ‘right, I have to turn my game around to get back up, I might see myself as a Premier League player, but I am a League One player now, I have got to keep fighting and working hard’ – and I certainly did that.
“That was a factor that did come into play, (proving Newcastle wrong). I felt like: ‘you got rid of me. I am going to show you what I am capable of when I get the chance, whether it is a Premier League side or a League One side.’