Brentford are keen to retain Ivan Toney amid Tottenham links
Brentford’s goal-scoring maestro, Ivan Toney, has become the centre of attention in the upcoming January transfer window, with London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham all eyeing the prolific striker. However, Brentford are apparently confident in retaining their star player and even securing a new contract amidst the heated competition.
The 27-year-old striker is currently serving an eight-month suspension for breaching FA regulations related to gambling and betting. Set to make his return on January 16, Toney has been diligently participating in training and featuring in some of Brentford’s Under-21s games to maintain his match fitness during the suspension period.
Despite the suspension, Toney’s goal-scoring prowess over the last two seasons has made him a sought-after target for several clubs across England.
Having netted an impressive 35 goals in all competitions for Brentford over the past two seasons, the striker’s availability has sparked interest from top-tier clubs, including Tottenham.
Toney to the Lilywhites?
However, according to football.london, Brentford are keen to retain his services. They are confident of doing so to the extent that they are working on a new contract for the Englishman extending beyond the current deal which expires in 2025 (Transfermarkt).
Spurs find themselves in need of a formidable striker, particularly after the departure of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich during the late summer transfer window. With injury concerns surrounding key players like Brennan Johnson and James Maddison, the need for a reliable partner for Son Heung-min has become even more apparent.
Brentford’s confidence in retaining Ivan Toney could hinge on their ability to offer him a new contract, signalling their commitment to the striker’s future at the club. As Tottenham search for a suitable striking option to bolster their attacking lineup, Toney’s availability poses an intriguing prospect.
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For Spurs, securing Ivan Toney could provide the much-needed attacking firepower to complement Son Heung-min, especially with injury concerns impacting other key players in the squad.