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Leeds and Newcastle may have to wait until next season to sign £45m player now, Fabrizio Romano suggests
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Leeds and Newcastle may have to wait until next season to sign £45m player now, Fabrizio Romano suggests

Fabrizio Romano has suggested on Que Golazo that Leeds United and Newcastle United may have to wait until next season to try and sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney

Toney has got off to a brilliant start to the new Premier League season and has bagged five goals in seven games. 

The 26-year-old has even earned a call up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad but failed to make his debut this week. 

Both Leeds and Newcastle were linked with possible summer moves for Toney but nothing materialised. 

And now Romano has suggested that the striker is unlikely to leave the Bees in January. 

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Newcastle and Leeds will have to wait for Toney 

Speaking on the Que Golazo YouTube channel, Romano says Toney is currently happy playing under Thomas Frank at Brentford

The transfer insider was asked if the player’s recent England call-up will push his price-tag up. 

“More than January, I think it could be in the summer,” Romano responded. 

“The player is happy at Brentford and the project is very good for the future. But it will be more than 40 or 45 million to sign Ivan Toney right now.” 

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Newcastle were on the lookout for attacking reinforcements over the summer and eventually got their man in Alexander Isak. 

Toney played for the Magpies between 2015 and 2018 but was sent out on loan during his spell there. 

Toon fans will not be too disappointed at missing out on Toney, considering the start Isak has made at St James’ Park. 

As for Leeds, Jesse Marsch looks to be in desperate need of a striker to bolster his attacking options. 

Rodrigo has started the season in brilliant form but suffered a shoulder injury against Everton last month. 

Marsch will be keen to bring in genuine quality in attack to compete with Patrick Bamford. But it seems the Whites will have to wait until next summer if they want to sign Toney.

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