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Bristol City ramp up striker hunt in latest twist

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Bristol City continue to chase Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney, as they are confident of landing a striker by the 31st January transfer deadline.

BristolLive are reporting that the Championship side aren’t put off by the high valuation that Peterborough are demanding for the 23-year-old.

Toney is being priced at £9 million, and after they failed to land young striker Eddie Nketiah on loan from Arsenal, the Robins have ramped up the interest in Toney, with Brentford also sniffing around one of League One’s leading marksmen.

The 23-year-old has bagged 19 goals in 33 games across all competitions this season, as his form has attracted clubs from higher up the Football League pyramid.

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Toney isn’t the only striker that the Robins are interested in, with Lee Johnson and his recruitment team waiting to see whether they can prise Lyle Taylor away from Charlton Athletic in the next week.

The Championship playoff chasers have also taken an interest in Burnley’s Nahki Wells, who is on loan at QPR, and a swap deal could be engineered between the two clubs with central midfielder Josh Brownhill moving in the other direction.

The Verdict

The Robins are determined to land a striker in the next week, and they have set their eyes upon the right kind of strikers now.

All three are proven within the Football League, and Toney could be worth the high price that Peterborough are wanting for the forward.

Toney could be just the striker that Lee Johnson needs to make a playoff finish a reality, and if he is brought in and coached right, then he could become one of the Championship’s leading strikers as well.


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