Should Brentford receive an appropriate offer, Ivan Toney may be sold soon, according to director Lee Dykes of Brentford.
As Toney approaches the last 18 months of his contract—after bouncing back from a gambling ban on January 16—Arsenal and Chelsea have both mentioned Toney as a potential winter target.
January will see a lot of interest in Ivan, and Brentford is willing to demand more than £80 million in exchange for him leaving.
Dykes informed the club’s media. “Naturally, there ought to be.”
“He finished the previous season as the third-highest goal scorer in the Premier League; one of his rivals, Harry Kane, has since moved to Germany, making him one of the best strikers in the division. I think he’s among the world’s top five.”
“There ought to be interest, and it might not be too long before Ivan transfers to a different club. But because he is a big talent, they will have to pay a good transfer fee to get his services.”
“We sit down with each player and tell them that if their career goals are higher than ours, if the timing is right, and if their valuation is satisfied, then we are willing to hear the numbers. However, it must be equitable for all involved parties,” Dykes said.
“Every potential player sale at your club requires careful consideration and preparation. It goes deeper than simply deciding to accept a bid after you’ve heard it and found it to be appealing.”