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Leicester ‘weighing up’ move for Brentford forward Ivan Toney

Leicester ‘weighing up’ move for Brentford forward Ivan Toney

Toney’s impressive Brentford stint

After Ollie Watkins departed for Aston Villa during the delayed summer transfer window, Brentford required fresh legs to replace a man who netted 25 goals in 46 Championship outings last season.

The player the Bees settled on was Ivan Toney, who they signed from League One outfit Peterborough.

Toney had netted 26 times in League One across the previous campaign, an impressive return.

But few were likely expecting the 24-year-old to prove quite as prolific as he has since been in the Championship.

Across 30 appearances in the English 2nd-tier, Toney has already found the net on 24 occasions, as well as providing nine assists.

Such fine form has seen Brentford move into the automatic promotion spots.

Leicester ‘weighing up’ move for Brentford forward Ivan Toney

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Brentford’s Ivan Toney during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Reading at Brentford Community Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leicester eyeing Brentford’s Ivan Toney

Toney’s exploits have also, though, unsurprisingly attracted interest from the Premier League.

West Ham were linked with the hitman, whose contract runs until 2025, earlier this year.

And now, another top-flight outfit appear to have joined the hunt for Toney.

As per a report from the Mirror on Sunday, Leicester are weighing up a move for the prolific forward.

The Foxes are said to be looking towards Toney to help provide backup to Jamie Vardy.

However, it is also added that the Brentford star is seen as a potential long-term replacement for the 34-year-old.

Vardy’s current contract runs until the summer of 2023.

In terms of a potential fee for Toney, an exact figure is not mentioned in the article, but it feels safe to assume that Brentford will not be willing to part with their key goalscorer on the cheap, considering his scintillating form.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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