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Arsenal and West Ham are among the clubs that have joined Newcastle in the race for Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to a report revealing the striker’s plans.
Ivan Toney has been linked with a return to Newcastle after rising to Premier League level with Brentford this season. He was previously in the Magpies books between 2015 and 2018, but spent much of that time out on loan.
He then traveled permanently to Peterborough United, who sold him to Brentford in 2020. Subsequently, he scored 31 goals in his debut in the Championship season Bierne for promotion.
This period, Toney has been able to add significantly to the two Premier League appearances he had to his name from his Newcastle transfer. The Brentford striker has fired 12 top goals from 28 games so far.
Although Brentford appear to remain in the Premier League, Toney has attracted interest from elsewhere. He was recently revealed to be back on Newcastle’s radarwho will sign contract with yet another centerforward.
According to 90 min, Newcastle are not the only suitors for the striker. He is also of interest to Arsenal, West Ham, Everton and Wolves.
Arsenal are looking for a new striker ahead of the potential releases of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. West Ham have also been looking for a frontman since the sale of Sebastien Haller in January 2021.
Everton, for their part, risk losing Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison this summer. The Wolves, meanwhile, have no players on double-digit goals this season.
Ivan Toney seeks new Brentford terms
Moving to either Arsenal or West Ham would allow Toney to stay in London, where he lives. But the same would apply if Toney can extend his contract with Brentford.
And the report claims it’s something he would be interested in. His current deal is due to expire in 2025, but he could earn a pay rise thanks to proving himself in the Premier League.
Under no pressure to sell him yet, Brentford have even set a price of £ 50 million for the 26-year-old. They feel that a £ 30 million sale of Ollie Watkins while they were still in the championship justifies such a sum.
If Toney ever also receives an English call-up, he would give further weight to his high valuation.
For now, his focus should be on Brentford – who could still have him throughout his best years if they are willing to meet his demands.
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