Brentford’s Thomas Frank has revealed that star striker Ivan Toney is expected to depart the club in the upcoming summer transfer window, with interest from top-tier teams such as Arsenal and Chelsea looming large.
Speaking to Tipsbladet, Frank acknowledged the inevitability of Toney’s potential departure, stating, “It’s quite obvious that Ivan Toney will most likely be sold in the summer.” He highlighted the financial considerations and Toney’s contractual situation as significant factors influencing the decision. Frank emphasized Toney’s exceptional talent, suggesting that few strikers worldwide could rival him presently.
Despite Brentford receiving no offers for Toney during the January transfer window, speculation remains rife regarding the striker’s future. Premier League powerhouses Arsenal and Chelsea have maintained a keen interest in the English forward for some time. With Toney demonstrating his prowess by netting twice in two appearances since returning from suspension, the anticipation of a bidding war in the summer intensifies.
Brentford, still recovering from a recent 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, will be looking to regroup as they prepare to face Wolves in their upcoming Premier League fixture on Saturday.