Former striker Troy Deeney urges Chelsea to sign £80m Brentford striker

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Former Premier League striker Troy Deeney urges Chelsea to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney this winter. The £80m Brentford striker was linked with Chelsea this summer as well. Though, he is currently unavailable due to suspension until January. However, he proved himself as one of the top strikers last season. Therefore, big clubs are keeping an eye on him. The Independent claimed last month that Chelsea are expected to make a move for Toney when the January transfer window opens. Meanwhile, The Evening Standard recently said that Chelsea are willing to secure a move for Ivan Toney as well..

“Ivan Toney has two options if he leaves in the January ­window — Chelsea or Arsenal,” Deeney wrote for The Sun.

“My advice to him would be to join a project where you fit like a glove — and that would be Chelsea.

“Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino’s biggest problem is still a need for an out-and-out striker. After £1BILLION of spending, where are his 20 goals coming from consistently? So, what is another £100million to them? That’s the going rate for a top player nowadays, and I reckon Brentford would accept £80m plus add-ons.

“Some may argue Chelsea as a club is a circus. Why would any player, especially one who has been out for a lengthy period, want to get involved there as they hover around mid-table with no European football? But elite strikers have this different sort of mindset and arrogance. Ivan will look at that team, that situation, and think: ‘Let me show you why I am the Guv’nor.’

“At the age of 27, he will also see a highly talented, young squad at Stamford Bridge that in the next two to three years, could go on to be a real force.

“At Chelsea, there is a hole, a void, a chance for him to go and deliver instantly at a massive club. A style that is much more direct and angled around a main man up top.”

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