Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race to sign Brentford forward Ivan Toney heading into the summer transfer window according to Football Insider.
It is claimed that Spurs are keen on adding another senior striker to their team, regardless of whether Harry Kane sticks around with the club heading into the 2021/22 season.
Kane has previously been attracting interest from Manchester City according to talkSPORT, but it remains to be seen as to where his future lies at this stage of the campaign.
Spurs are seemingly looking at adding to their team’s attacking options, with Toney’s recent performances for Brentford evidently catching the eye for the right reasons.
The 25-year-old only signed for Brentford back in the summer of 2020, after scoring 49 goals in 94 appearances for Peterborough United in total.
He’s gone from strength to strength ever since that move to Thomas Frank’s side, with Toney scoring 29 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Toney had big shoes to fill in the summer with the Bees, as he arrived as Ollie Watkins’ replacement, with the 25-year-old moving to Aston Villa.
His good run of form has seen Brentford challenge for promotion into the Premier League once again, and they’ll be hoping they can rely on Toney to fire them into the top-flight.
West Ham and Arsenal are just some of the clubs also interested in signing Toney, and he’s set for an interesting summer transfer window ahead.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Toney, although he could potentially sign for Spurs, with the Premier League side reportedly unlikely to take up their option of signing Carlos Vinicius permanently at the end of this year’s campaign.
Toney and his Brentford team-mates are set to return to action on Saturday, when they take on promotion-chasing rivals Watford, in what is certain to be a closely-fought battle between the two teams.
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Spurs could certainly benefit from signing a player of Toney’s quality, as he’s a player that knows where the back of the net is wherever he has gone so far in his career.
He’s been key to Brentford’s bid for promotion from the Championship this season, and it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for him.
I’m still not convinced that Harry Kane will be with Ryan Mason’s side for much longer, and Toney could be worth the punt as they look to find a potential alternative to the England international.