Brentford slash Ivan Toney asking price amid Manchester United interest – Man United News And Transfer News

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By Margaretd. Regina

Brentford are prepared to accept significantly less money than what was originally reported for striker Ivan Toney, who is attracting interest from Manchester United.

The number nine position is an area of the pitch United are eager to bolster ahead of the summer transfer window.

Despite showing promising signs of the player he can develop to become with time, it remains abundantly clear that young Rasmus Hojlund still needs help in shouldering the responsibilities of leading the line for United

The Red Devils also require quality depth in the attacking department and this is where Toney comes in. The England international has scored an impressive four goals and registered one assist in 13 Premier League games since returning from an eight-month betting ban for breaching the Football Association’s gambling laws.

A previous report covered by The Peoples Person noted that the Bees want a fee in the region of £50 million-£60 million to part with the 28-year-old’s services.

It was alternatively suggested that there could be a scenario in which Thomas Frank’s side could demand the £80million price tag they set for their talisman in January.

However, reliable Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has issued a fresh update and indicated that it’s likely that Toney could cost interested parties way less than the figures initially quoted.

According to Plettenberg a sum around the £30-40m mark could get a deal for the Brentford goalscorer over the line.

He also confirms that other Premier League outfits like West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal are admirers of the Brentford man and would be keen on adding him to their ranks.

It’s understood that the Hammers have already inquired about the United striker target.

Brentford’s decision to reduce their asking amount for Toney could be informed by the fact that he has less than 18 months remaining on his current contract at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Rather than fork out sums like £80million, United and other suitors would have probably elected to wait for an extra year and land Toney as a free agent.

This summer represents Brentford’s last chance of getting a relatively substantial fee for Toney and a £30-40m valuation would certainly not throw off clubs like United. At that fee, he would be a no-brainer for the 20-time English champions.

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