Man United in the running for £100m star who admits he wants a big club move

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Ivan Toney, a striker for Brentford, is apparently being watched closely by many elite Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

It’s believed that Erik ten Hag wants to increase his attacking alternatives in addition to hiring a seasoned striker to somewhat relieve Rasmus Hojlund of the pressure of goal scoring.

Joshua Zirkzee (Bologna), Brian Brobbey (Ajax), Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad), and Mauro Icardi (Galatasaray) are just a handful of the players with whom United has been associated.

According to a recent article that The Peoples Person published, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is almost certain to have his minority ownership in United ratified, is eager to put in place a British transfer policy that prioritises purchasing established domestic players.

Is Toney the right Brentford?

People like Toney and Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace were said to suit this description to a tee.

Journalist Dean Jones provided an update on Toney’s transfer predicament, stating that teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Chelsea are after him in addition to United.

Although there have been rumours that the Brentford player would sign a new contract to remain with the Bees, Jones said that this has been put on hold for the time being.

“The first thing to look for with Toney is whether or not he actually signs a new contract,” he said to GIVEMESPORT. It has been the subject of much discussion. However, nothing is in place right now to allow him to carry out that action.

The new contract’s release clause, which would need to be activated in the summer for someone to sign him, was then the subject of much discussion. With that out of the way for now, it certainly appears more likely that Toney will be reachable in the summer.

“I think a lot of clubs are really looking at Toney,” Jones continued, “I think Chelsea and Arsenal are the two main ones.” Tottenham and even Manchester United are keeping an eye on things in the background in case things turn out to their advantage.

Naturally, Toney will make his eagerly anticipated comeback to competitive play on Saturday when Brentford plays Nottingham Forest.

The 27-year-old was suspended for betting, which caused him to miss eight months (259 days) of football play.

The manager of Brentford, Thomas Frank, announced on Friday morning that Toney will captain the team against Forest in place of the injured usual captain, Christian Norgaard.

The United target discussed his future in a recent interview with Sky Sports. He acknowledged that he would love to play for a major league team, but he would not categorically rule out leaving the Gtech Community Stadium.

“You can never tell when it’s the right time to move elsewhere, but I think it’s obvious I want to play for a top club,” the talisman declared. Everyone aspires to play for a premier team that is contending for championships. Who knows, maybe January may be the ideal month for a club to arrive and make the necessary payment?

Toney’s talents are reportedly being sought by Brentford for £100 million, an amount that is undoubtedly out of United’s price range, at least in January.

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