The Foxes are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
The reports in England suggested that Leicester City are eyeing move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.
The England international was signed by Brentford in September 2020 from Peterborough United for a fee of 5.6 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2025 with the club.
The striker has banged in 24 goals and provided 9 assists in 34 matches this term on all fronts.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth. His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Leicester City.
Brendan Rodgers wants to sign a new striker and Toney is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Rodgers wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Foxes will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
Ivan Toney can play multiple positions in attack. His arrival would give Leicester City some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Leicester City are chasing Brentford striker Ivan Toney. Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is starting to prepare for life without talisman Jamie Vardy, with the 34-year-old in the twilight of his career at the King Power Stadium. While Vardy has shown no signs of slowing down, with 12 Premier League goals this season, Rodgers is beginning the hunt to find a long-term replacement at striker. The Sun says Toney is at the top of the Leicester’s shopping list following an outstanding debut season in the Championship. While the Bees are hopeful that the former Peterborough frontman’s goalscoring exploits could finally lead them to the top flight, it appears they may struggle to keep hold of him regardless of where they end up next season.”
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Leicester will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Brentford to the negotiating table. The Foxes have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Ivan Toney ideal fit for Leicester City?
Ivan Toney stands as an excellent option for Leicester. He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Leicester. Therefore, it makes sense for Brendan Rodgers to step up his attempts to bring the England striker to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leicester.
How strong that interest is and whether Leicester will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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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.