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Report: Arsenal and West Ham told to pay £30m for striker

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Report: Arsenal and West Ham told to pay £30m for striker

Football London have claimed that Brentford will only allow Ivan Toney to depart if they fail to gain promotion from the Championship this season – and if they receive a fee of £30million, with Arsenal and West Ham interested.

Toney, 24, moved to Brentford last summer from Peterborough – having netted 49 goals in 94 games for The Posh. He has continued that fine form with Thomas Frank’s men, clocking uo 34 goal involvements in 37 games – scoring 25 and creating nine.

That rate of scoring does not go unnoticed. Toney has now attracted interest from two London clubs, in the form of Arsenal and West Ham – with Brentford seemingly open to selling their star strikers. Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins, for example.

 

The report states that Brentford will consider offers of £30million for their star player in the summer transfer window, if they fail to gain promotion from the Championship and into the top tier. It remains to be seen how much clubs are willing to spend.

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TBR’s view – Toney will surely score goals in the Premier League

It will also make Newcastle United look silly for letting him go. Having failed to make more than four senior Toon appearances, he has since grown up in the Football League – and is now one of the most in-form strikers in English football.

Toney will be in the Premier League with a London club next season – but whether that is Arsenal, West Ham or Brentford, remains to be seen. What is clear, is that he certainly has the quality to command a £30million figure.

TransferMarkt claim Toney is represented by the same agency that looks after Watford veteran Troy Deeney.

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