Star striker Ivan Toney will “probably be sold in the summer,” according to Brentford head coach Thomas Frank
After serving an eight-month sentence for a series of betting violations, Ivan Toney has scored two goals in his last three games since his return to the field.
Along with record-breaking Erling Haaland (36), and Harry Kane (30), the 27-year-old is one of just three players in the Premier League history to reach the 20-goal mark.
Toney, whose contract expires in 2025, acknowledged he would like to play for a “top club” as media attention increased in anticipation of his comeback last month.
Frank stated in a media interview with Denmark that he thought it would be “fun” to watch Toney play for a larger team and that the Bees would probably give their talisman’s wish this summer.
Frank told Tipsbladet, “Ivan Toney will probably be sold in the summer. It’s quite obvious.”
Although selling your best player can be costly, I am aware that he will only have one year remaining on his contract by the summer.
“We are also aware of his value. I don’t believe that many strikers in the world are currently better than him.
“At his best, he’s a fantastic striker in his prime playing years. As a coach, I would personally like to keep Toney, but it may be interesting to see him at a premier team someday.”
During the January transfer window, Toney was strongly linked to both Arsenal and Chelsea, two teams in desperate need of goal-scoring number nines. Frank did, however, disclose that last month, Brentford was not contacted regarding a deal.
“This winter, we had no bids for him, but it would surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs interested in him,” Frank said.