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PL club slap £60m price tag on 27-year-old Manchester United target

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney

Brentford slaps £60m price tag on Manchester United target Ivan Toney

Mirror reports that Brentford has put a £60m price for Ivan Toney as several clubs including Manchester United want him.

The 27-year-old is currently serving an eight-month ban after admitting to 232 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rule.

The Brentford forward has paid a £50,000 fine and he will serve his ban until 16th January 2024. Toney is already back in training, having served half of the suspension so far.

Ivan Toney of England looks on during a training session for England BRENTFORD MANCHESTER UNITED PREMIER LEAGUE.
Brentford forward Ivan Toney is a transfer target for several clubs including Manchester United. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Toney has added to his reputation since Brentford was promoted to the premier league for the 2021-22 season. The Englishman was pivotal for the Bees to achieve the promotion, breaking the competition’s goal-scoring record at that time with 31 goals.

The 27-year-old continued his sensational form as he contributed to 32 goals and nine assists in 66 games for Brentford in the Premier League.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank spoke to Sky Sports (h/t express) recently talking about his belief in Toney as someone who can get 25 goals for a top club. He said:

“I understand why there are lots of rumours. For me, I don’t think there are many No 9s better than him in the world. Kane, Lewandowski… he scored 20 goals last season in a very good Brentford side. In a very big club he scores 20-25 goals. I understand why clubs are looking at him. We know in the modern world that these players are very expensive.”

The Red Devils signed Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta during the summer transfer window. United’s second option is Anthony Martial who has given poor performances for the club so far this season.

The Frenchman has suffered from many injuries and inconsistent performances throughout his United career since joining the club in 2015.

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United needs depth in the squad to compete on multiple fronts as the fixture will get congested. If United decides to sign Toney, he can be a perfect competition for Højlund and unlike the 20-year-old Dane, Toney comes with healthy experience.