The Lowdown: Three-horse race
After a mixed start to the new campaign, Erik ten Hag will be keen to bolster his ranks and strengthen his squad as much as he can before deadline day on Thursday.
However, the forward is reportedly valued at a fee in the region of £50m by the Bees following his rise to fame in west London.
The Latest: Man Utd plotting Toney move
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones reiterated that United have considered a deal for Toney, but insists that Brentford will stand firm when it comes to their asking price.
He said: “At the start of the window £50 million for Ivan Toney seemed unthinkable, but with some of the fees that have been dished out recently, it doesn’t sound quite so weird anymore.
“Brentford know he would be so hard to replace so they won’t budge on the figure, not downwards anyway! United have looked into it so let’s see if they knock on the door this week.”
The Verdict: Ronaldo replacement?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at United remains very much up in the air, so it makes sense for Ten Hag to be eyeing up suitable alternatives, and Toney would be a fantastic addition.
He has already scored two goals and set up another two in the opening four games of the new top-flight season (Transfermarkt).
Toney is used to playing in the top flight so he wouldn’t need much time to adapt to the rigours of the league, perhaps making him an even more attractive option for the Dutchman when it comes to deciding who he wants to bring to Old Trafford.
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