The transfer market heats up further with the news that Newcastle United is willing to join the fight for the services of Ivan Toney, the talented 27-year-old striker who has made his mark in the Premier League. According to a report from Football Transfers, Newcastle have thrown their hat into the ring alongside Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in this exciting competition for the attacker.
Since his arrival at Brentford in the summer of 2020, Ivan Toney has been a recurring name in England football conversations. With 68 goals in 124 games and 21 assists, Toney has proven to be a force in the English top flight. In the Premier League, he has contributed 41 goals in 68 games.
However, last season, the England international had his best moment, scoring 20 goals in the league. But things have since taken an unexpected turn as Toney was found guilty of 232 breaches of gambling offenses under FA rules. This resulted in an eight-month sentence, and although he will return to training with Brentford on September 17, his ban will not end until January 17.
Despite his current situation, England’s top clubs remain interested in Toney. Newcastle United are the latest to join the race for his signature. Coach Eddie Howe is looking to add more firepower to his attack, aiming to find a striker capable of scoring 20+ goals per season.
In addition, the situation of Callum Wilson, who is 31 years old and whose contract expires next summer, makes the search for a replacement urgent for the “Magpies.” While Newcastle have the financial power to reach an agreement with Brentford, they are not alone in this fight.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest in Ivan Toney. Spurs, who recently parted ways with their record goalscorer Harry Kane, are looking for a star striker to fill the void left by the Englishman.
For their part, Manchester United, despite having signed Rasmus Hojlund this summer, are still searching for a more physical number nine to compete for a starting place. Ivan Toney seems to be the answer to his needs.
Competition for Ivan Toney’s signature promises to be fierce, and football fans will be watching closely to see where this talented striker lands in the upcoming transfer window.