According to a report by West Ham United insiders Claret & Hugh, the Irons have been talking to Brentford ace Ivan Toney’s representatives over a possible summer move – with yet another striker seriously on the radar it would seem.
West Ham insiders shares Toney news
However, bringing fresh information, C&H explain that West Ham United have now contacted the representatives of Championship high-flyer Toney as an alternative option.
The 25-year-old forward has a contract with the Bees until 2025 and could demand a considerable transfer fee, valued at around £35 million according to a recent update by Football League World.
Regardless, West Ham are allegedly in the fray alongside a host of Premier League clubs including Everton, Leeds, Wolves and Palace.
Transfer Tavern take
He has been on fire for the promotion-chasing side this season and could be a huge signing if GSB manage to do a deal this summer.
Indeed, Toney has netted an extraordinary 29 goals and 10 assists in 42 Championship starts for Brentford and, at just 25, could prove a real snip for £35m.
You could argue he rivals Abraham in terms of top striking targets and has been heralded by figures in the media as ‘unplayable’ for his form over 2020/2021 (David Cartlidge, ESPN).
We therefore believe that he should be prioritised just as much as Abraham with manager David Moyes seeking to acquire a much-needed striker this summer.
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