Arsenal Eye £80 Million January Move for Ivan Toney

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Arsenal has an opportunity to alleviate the concerns stemming from Balogun’s impending departure by swiftly pursuing Ivan Toney in January.

The Times reports that Brentford is likely to receive bids from Premier League clubs for Toney, including Arsenal and Tottenham.

His valuation of around £80 million reflects his tremendous potential.

Potential January Swoop for Ivan Toney

In light of Jurrien Timber’s injury blow, it seems unlikely that Arsenal will prioritize anything other than defensive reinforcements for the remainder of the transfer window. However, potential rumors have been swirling about Arsenal’s interest in Ivan Toney.

Reports have indicated that Brentford is preparing for bids to secure Toney’s services in the upcoming January transfer window. Arsenal is among the ‘interested parties’ in pursuit of the Englishman. Toney, currently serving an eight-month ban for betting breaches, is set to return to action in January 2024.

The 27-year-old’s prowess as a marksman has caught the eye of several Premier League clubs. His goal-scoring capabilities make him a coveted asset for teams in need of a potent striker. His record-breaking performances at Brentford have demonstrated his ability to consistently find the back of the net.

During his time at Peterborough United, Toney’s 24 goals in the League One showcased his scoring ability. His transition to Brentford saw him maintain his remarkable form, scoring 31 goals in the Championship, which played a pivotal role in Brentford’s promotion. In the Premier League, Toney has continued to shine, netting 20 goals in the last campaigns.

A Solution to Arsenal’s Striker Woes?

Toney’s potential acquisition could offer a solution to Arsenal’s striking predicament. As the club faces Balogun’s possible departure, Toney’s goal-scoring prowess could provide the firepower needed to compete at the highest level. Furthermore, the English striker’s consistent performances and remarkable track record present an attractive option for Arteta’s side.

With the addition of versatile forward Kai Havertz to the Arsenal squad, Arteta has aimed to strengthen the attack. However, the team’s reliance on Eddie Nketiah due to Gabriel Jesus‘ injury concerns has unveiled a shortage in the depth of their striking department. The decision to deploy Havertz in midfield has, in turn, raised concerns about the team’s attacking prowess.

It’s worth noting that Tottenham Hotspur is also in the hunt for Ivan Toney. Spurs view him as a potential replacement for Harry Kane. Both North London rivals, Arsenal and Spurs, are closely monitoring Toney’s situation.

Toney’s impending return to action in January could ignite a bidding war between these two Premier League giants. Additionally, those close to the English forward believe he possesses the qualities to shine at a top-six club.

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