Brentford has established a substantial valuation for Ivan Toney, should Arsenal or Chelsea seek to acquire him. The striker recently served an eight-month suspension for betting offenses but has since returned to first-team training in preparation for his comeback.
Toney’s suspension will conclude on January 17th, allowing him to return to the pitch, and during his time away, he has contemplated his future. Despite his gratitude for the support from Brentford, he is eager to part ways with the club.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team, in particular, has been facing a shortage of options in attack, and criticism of Nico Jackson’s performance has been intense. However, reports from the Evening Standard indicate that signing Toney will not come at a low cost. Brentford is seeking a record-breaking transfer fee of £80 million.
Although the mentioned clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, could afford such a sum, they are more inclined to offer around £50 million for the striker, who will turn 28 in March.