The Brentford I forwardvan Toney (24 years old) is the great sensation in the Championship, the English Second Division, where it is by far the top scorer in the category with 23 goals. He already dazzled the last two years in League One, in the ranks of Peterborough, scoring 24 goals last year and 16 made two, and now does the same in his first season in the Championship. Yes he had curiously played in the Premier League, but only in a testimonial way, debuting at 19 and playing just a few games with the club where he was formed and that after several assignments decided to part with him, to end up signing for Peterborough.
Now, there are many voices in the magpies club who regret not having trusted more at the time in that promising striker who has been making a career little by little and is now fighting for promotion to the Premier League with those from west London – seconds to a point behind the leader, Norwich-, who were about to make history last season but missed at the last minute, against Fulham, the possibility of playing in the elite of English football after more than 70 years without do it.
In December, Toney’s Brentford, although they did not score, already eliminated Newcastle from the League Cup and now, with the injury of their top scorer, Callum Wilson, author of 10 points this season in the Premier, those of Steve Bruce regret not having a scorer, as could be Toney.
Without Wilson, author of 10 goals, the other forwards of Newcastle only add 3 goals between all
In the last game, this Monday at Stamford Bridge, the group of magpies already showed many limitations in attack and in fact, so also say the scoring figures of their forwards, very in the shadow of Wilson, drops at least until April. And is that Andy Carroll in 14 games, Joelinton at 18 and Gayle in 8, they have only scored one goal each so far in the Premier League. The second top scorer of the team is the Paraguayan midfielder Almiron, with 4 points.
Aim for the Premier League
It is not surprising then, that in St James’ Park they believe that perhaps it was a mistake not to have a little more patience with Toney. In summer, West Bromwich, Fulham, Crystal Palace or Celtic were some of the teams that were interested in him but finally it was Brentford, which this course opens a stadium, the Brentford Community Stadium instead of the mythical and centenary Griffin Park, which took over his services for just over 5 million euros.
In summer, Toney already sounded to reinforce Fulham or Crystal Palace among others
If he continues with this performance, it would not be surprising that next year he already plays in the Premier. Either with him Brentford, where they also play the Spanish David Raya, fixed under the sticks, and the midfielder with a past at Masia Sergi Canós, if he is able to ascend, or with another team, although he does not finish contract until 2025. In fact, in this winter market it sounded strong to reinforce one of the ‘big’, the Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.