Chelsea is reportedly mulling over the prospect of making a move for Brentford’s prolific striker, Ivan Toney, in the upcoming January transfer window.
Ivan Toney’s track record at Brentford is nothing short of impressive, having featured in a staggering 111 games and netting an astonishing 63 goals during his tenure at the club.
His remarkable goal-scoring prowess has not gone unnoticed, and as per Transfermarkt.com, he currently commands a market value of 35 million euros.
However, it’s worth noting that Toney is currently serving a suspension due to a breach of the FA’s gambling regulations, rendering him ineligible to play this summer.
Nonetheless, when he becomes available again in January, it’s expected that a flurry of suitors will be vying for his signature, setting the stage for a potentially intense transfer battle.
Chelsea, heading into the current season, has opted for a somewhat risky approach by relying on three relatively unknown prospects in their forward line. Nicolas Jackson, despite having one season of top-level experience under his belt, remains a relatively unproven entity. Armando Broja, who shares a similar profile, is also returning from a challenging knee injury, which adds an element of uncertainty to his performance. Deivid Washington, meanwhile, is a raw teenage talent who has recently transitioned from the Brazilian football scene to the English Premier League.
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With the prospect of Ivan Toney becoming available in January, Chelsea may see him as the missing piece to bolster their attacking options. Toney’s proven ability to find the back of the net consistently could provide the Blues with a much-needed boost in their quest for success.
However, Chelsea won’t be alone in their pursuit, as other clubs are expected to join the race for the coveted striker’s signature when the transfer window reopens.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.