Troy Deeney urges Man Utd and Chelsea to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney | Football


Ivan Toney has already scored five Premier League goals for Brentford this season

Ivan Toney has already scored five Premier League goals for Brentford this season (Action Plus/Shutterstock)

Troy Deeney believes Brentford striker Ivan Toney would be a success at either Manchester United or Chelsea.

Toney has made an excellent start to the season at Brentford with five goals in six Premier League games so far.

The 26-year-old has been rewarded for his form with his first England call-up as he makes a late bid to win a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Toney was linked with United and Arsenal in the summer transfer window, but Deeney, who spent five seasons in the Premier League with Watford, feels the Brentford striker could be a long-term solution for Chelsea.

‘This guy has proven for a few years now that he can do it on the next level,’ Deeney wrote in his column for The Sun.

‘I remember Ivan was linked with Arsenal and Manchester United previously and he would have shone there.

Ivan Toney earned his first senior England call-up this week

Ivan Toney earned his first senior England call-up this week (Getty)

‘He would have been a perfect fit for United in terms of what they currently need up front, as well as Arsenal until Gabriel Jesus redefined that role for them.

‘If he has the year he will likely have, even Chelsea will be keeping an eye on him.

‘He could go there long-term and be a real success under Graham Potter.

‘You look at the certain type of striker nowadays, your Darwin Nunez or Erling Haaland who are 6ft-plus and are mobile and can score all different types of goals, you have to put Ivan in that category.

‘He has always been a humble kid but he is very confident in his ability and when you score the amount he has over the past two years, you would back yourself.’

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