‘He Is Coming To Arsenal’ ‘Pls Sign Him’ Fans React As Manager Confirms That Target Will Be “Sold This Summer”

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says he expects Arsenal target Ivan Toney to be sold at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old will reach the final year of his contract with the Bees in June and the summer transfer window will be the last opportunity for the club to sell. Speaking about the striker’s future, Frank said:

“It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer. We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world who are better than him right now.”

“He is a really skilled striker who is in his prime football age. Personally, as a coach, I would prefer to keep Toney but one day it could be fun to see him on a top team. This winter we actually had no offers for him, but it will surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs that will be interested in him.”

Fans on X would back a move to sign Toney, who has proven himself to be a top Premier League striker after scoring 20 last season:

How much would Toney cost?

During the January transfer window, it was reported that Brentford were demanding between £80m and £100m for the England international.

However, they won’t be able to ask for that much in the summer. A similar situation could play out to what happened with David Raya. The Bees wanted £40m before eventually relenting and allowing him to join the Gunners for £30m (loan fee and purchase option included).

Arsenal will face competition for the player

One additional complication that may inflate Toney’s price tag is the number of other clubs interested in signing the forward.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United are also known to be keeping tabs on him and, if they do get involved, Arsenal may find themselves in the middle of a bidding war.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.