Ivan Toney has been urged to snub Brentford and sign for Celtic, should the opportunity arise.

The Peterborough striker has been a target for Neil Lennon as the manager bids to strengthen his side for their 10 in a row push. The Hoops also hope to have Champions League football to enjoy and former Sunderland and Aston Villa hitman Kevin Phillips has told Toney to join Celtic if they can come to an agreement with his current employers.

We told exclusively how Toney's preference would be Parkhead over Brentford, but Celtic's offer of around £5million plus was booted out by Posh last week. It is believed the champions have since returned with another offer, but nothing has been agreed.

And while Phillips would usually support players' decisions to stay in England, he has told the opportunity to play in Europe with Celts would be too big to turn down for Toney. "I have always been an advocate of trying to stay in the Championship or Premier League," he told Football Insider.

“But if it was a choice between Brentford and Celtic and you have a chance to play in the Champions League and a chance to be part of a squad that could make history – I would opt to go to Celtic. To play in front of those supporters, we have all heard it and seen it, it would be awesome.

"To have this chance at this stage in his career, to play in the Champions League, wow. Not many player get the opportunity to do that so I would have to opt for Celtic.”