Ivan Toney ‘likely’ to leave Brentford in summer

Image above: Ivan Toney

Fee of £75m rumoured for Brentford’s top striker

Brentford FC’s head coach Thomas Frank has confirmed that striker Ivan Toney is likely to leave Brentford in the summer.

Speaking to Danish media outlet Tipsbladet, Frank said Toney’s contract situation has left the club with little choice regarding the top striker’s future.

“He’ll only have a year left on contract with us, so it’s quite obvious”.

Toney has been the subject of interest from London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, though Frank said no bids arrived for the striker in January.

“This winter, we actually had no bids for him”, Frank said of Toney, who has scored two goals in three games since returning from an eight-month ban for gambling offences.

Speaking to Match of the Day, Toney was questioned on whether he would spend the next six months as a time to prove himself useful to Brentford. He said:

“I see that as he [Thomas Frank] doesn’t want me. Nah, the manager’s said what he’s said. Listen, I can’t make clubs come and get me but I just gotta keep doing what I do and that’s score goals, and, like I said, what will be will be.”

A fee for Toney of around £75m has been reported by several media outlets, but as he is open about his desire to leave and just one year left on his contract, Brentford may have to negotiate on their asking price.