Arsenal have got a huge boost ahead of the January transfer window, with Ivan Toney preferring a move to the Emirates over any of his other suitors, which now includes Real Madrid.
Ivan Toney is nearing the end of his ban after serving it for several months. Despite his absence, his stock in the game appears to be extremely high.
According to TEAMtalk, Arsenal has named Toney one of their top objectives for the January transfer season. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Real Madrid are keeping an eye on the 27-year-old.
Ivan Toney prefers to join Arsenal over Real Madrid.
Toney, on the other hand, appears to be willing to turn down Los Blancos and Mauricio Pochettino. According to TEAMtalk, the forward’s top priority is to join Arsenal next month.
Mikel Arteta’s asking price may still be an issue.
Of course, that isn’t the only obstacle the Gunners will have if they want to sign the Brentford striker when the transfer window opens.
Toney is reportedly valued at £80 million by the Bees.
Even if they are willing to compromise on that, Thomas Frank’s side will almost certainly seek a large payment.
And, given that Arsenal accepted a loan deal to bring in David Raya in the summer, it would not be surprising if Edu did not have a lot of money to spend in January.
Perhaps they were ensuring that they had the finances to recruit the striker they desired when the time came. However, it appears that the Gunners have spent a significant amount of money in recent years.
Toney has the potential to be a great addition for Arsenal. He’s a ‘world-class’ striker who has performed admirably in the Premier League.
The good news is that he appears to be equally eager to finish up at the Emirates.