Chelsea look set to adopt a creative strategy in their pursuit of Brentford striker Ivan Toney. According to reports from 90min, the London club is considering offering one of their players, Armando Broja, as part of a deal to reduce the £75 million asking price that Brentford has set for Toney.
Ivan Toney, currently suspended by the FA, has proven to be a formidable goalscorer in previous seasons, trailing only names like Erling Haaland and Harry Kane in terms of goals scored. His ability to find the net makes him an attractive target for several Premier League clubs.
The player that Chelsea wants to offer to sign Ivan Toney
Chelsea, who have experienced difficulties scoring goals at the start of this season, are looking to strengthen their attacking line. The team has so far scored just five goals in six Premier League games, highlighting the need for a reliable striker.
While Nicolas Jackson has started every league match so far, he has only managed to score one goal, despite his tireless work on the pitch. The injury to Armando Broja, who has been out of action for nine months due to a serious knee injury, has left Chelsea with limited options at the center-forward position.
Broja’s recent appearance off the bench in the match against Aston Villa was a ray of hope for Chelsea, but Mauricio Pochettino, the team’s manager, has indicated that he is not yet ready to start a full match. This poses a dilemma for the coach when selecting a regular center-forward in upcoming matches.
Offering Armando Broja as part of a deal for Ivan Toney could be a win-win solution for both Chelsea and Brentford. This would allow Chelsea to reinforce their attacking line with Toney, while Brentford would receive a promising young player in Broja. The January transfer window could see how this negotiation plays out.