The Brentford valued Ivan Toney at £ 25m amid interest from the Premier League trio West Ham United, Leicester City y Arsenal, as reported by the English portal The Sun.
Los Bees They run one of the best talent-breeding schools in English football and some of their most celebrated graduates have made a real impact in the top flight this season.
Said Benrahma is going from strength to strength in a West Ham team sitting pretty in the Champions League venues, while Ezri Konsa and Ollie Watkins are flying high at Aston Villa, another revelation of the season.
Neal Maupay may have his critics, but the Brighton forward has still scored 17 Premier League goals since the start of 2019/20.
With a three-game losing streak hurting his prospects for promotion, fears are mounting among the Brentford fanbase that Toney could join Watkins and company in the top flight next season.
A top-tier striker who’s ready for the Premier League
The former Peterborough talisman has produced 24 notable goals and nine assists in 30 championship games this season.
According to The Sun, Leicester City identified Toney, an aggressive and skilled center forward, as a potential long-term successor to Jamie Vardy, 34, at King Power.
Arsenal and West Ham United are also interested; the latter sent Winston Reid to Brentford on loan to foster a close relationship between two Londoners, according to Eurosport.
However, it would take a £ 25 million fee for Brentford to even consider selling Toney, as Thomas Frank’s team is destined to make a big profit with a striker they bought for just £ 10 million in August.
While £ 25 million may seem like a huge fee for a second-tier forward, let’s not forget that we all thought the same about Watkins just a few months ago.