Writing on Twitter, the Sun journalist Charlie Wyett has dropped an enticing transfer claim and has backed reports of West Ham United eyeing Brentford sensation Ivan Toney – going on to say that the 25-year-old would be a ‘perfect signing’ for David Moyes.
The Lowdown: Toney on GSB’s radar
Links with the red hot striker are nothing new, with reliable sources like ExWHUemployee recently claiming that Toney has been on the West Ham agenda alongside other candidates like Adam Armstrong, Youssef En-Nesyri and Tammy Abraham.
Moyes has been on the hunt for a new forward since the beginning of January and even admitted himself that bids had been submitted (Claret & Hugh).
This is largely due to their over-reliance on mainstay Michail Antonio (The Athletic), who doesn’t exactly have the most clean injury record, with GSB and co looking at alternative options to bolster West Ham’s attacking line.
The Latest: Journalist backs reports with enticing Toney claim
Now, the Sun reporter Wyett has dropped an enticing transfer claim involving Toney and has backed reports of West Ham’s previous interest.
It is said that the Irons have joined Chelsea in a transfer race for the Championship hot shot and are ‘desperate’ to beef up their striking options for the 2021/2022 campaign – one which could see them playing in Europe.
Wyett has also lifted the lid on Toney’s price tag, and it’s safe to say GSB will have to invest considerably in an attempt to sign him this summer.
He believes that Brentford’s asking price will be at around £35 million, but even for that demand, he could arguably be worth it.
“West Ham are looking at Brentford’s Ivan Toney,” he explained on Twitter.
“Even at £35m, I think he would be a perfect signing for them.”
The Verdict: Toney could be worth every penny
Scoring a phenomenal 30 goals in 43 second tier starts for the Bees this season, assisting his teammates 10 times on top of that (WhoScored), it’s safe to say Toney could be worth the investment.
He has been dubbed by members of the media as ‘unplayable’ and ‘can’t be stopped’ for his stellar form over 2020/2021 (David Cartlidge, ESPN), and the fact he is still young and homegrown comes as another incentive to make a move.
Indeed, he could be a brilliant alternative to fellow linked strikers like Abraham and exactly what West Ham need – so we agree with Wyett that Toney could indeed be the ‘perfect signing’ for Moyes.
In other news: ExWHUemployee sheds light on another West Ham injury blow, find out more here.
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