Leicester City lining up £25m Ivan Toney transfer
Leicester is tracking Brentford, striker Ivan Toney for a potential £25million deal’.
Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is starting to prepare for life without a 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 striker.
Ivan Toney,24 has been outstanding in his first season since making the step up from
League One Peterborough, scoring 24 goals in 30 league games.
The Bees are hoping his goals can lead them to promotion to the Premier League.
But if they miss out they are well aware they would face a battle to keep him in West
London. There has been plenty of interest from the top-flight clubs in the striker,
with Newcastle and West Ham both monitoring his progress closely.
One of the reasons the Hammers did not sign a forward in January was because they
would be keen to make a move for Toney in the summer if a deal was available.
But should Leicester firm up their interest with a bid, there is every chance they could
offer the added incentive of Champions League football, which would be a trump card
Brentford has preferred to concentrate on their promotion push having lost out in the
playoffs last season – and if they make the top flight they would want to go into the
season with Toney as their main man.