Manchester United’s Pursuit of Ivan Toney Faces Financial Hurdles
Reports have surfaced that Manchester United is showing strong interest in Brentford’s prolific striker, Ivan Toney. However, meeting the asking price could pose a substantial challenge for the Red Devils.
United is eager to bolster their attacking options this January, but the estimated £100 million price tag attached to Toney may lead them to consider more budget-friendly alternatives, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Ivan Toney, an England international, has made quite an impact during his time with Brentford. Recent sources, including Sky Sports and others, suggest that both Arsenal and Chelsea are also eyeing him for a potential mid-season move.
For Arsenal, Toney could provide a more traditional goal-scoring threat, complementing Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah. Meanwhile, Chelsea appears to be in need of an upgrade for the inconsistent Nicolas Jackson in their attacking ranks.
Manchester United, despite making significant investments in Rasmus Hojlund last summer, is currently experiencing a goal drought. The Danish international has yet to find the back of the net in league matches, making Toney an attractive option to ease the pressure on the former Atalanta man.
Nonetheless, Brentford is adamant about receiving a substantial transfer fee for their star player. It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will be willing to meet the exorbitant price set for Toney’s services.