31-goal hitman ‘ to have very difficult decision’ to make about joining Arsenal this summer
Ivan Toney will have a ‘very difficult choice to make’ if Arsenal make a move for the Brentford striker this summer, Former Bees hero Sam Sodje has claimed.
Mikel Arteta is a man that knows he will need to add another striker to the attack in the transfer window as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not the same player he was 12 months ago and Alexandre Lacazette could be departing the club.
There has been alot of talk that the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Danny Ings could be players that make the move to the Emirates, but Icfootballnews has now learned that Arsenal are looking into the idea of landing Toney from Brentford.
Toney had never played in the second tier prior to joining the west London club for an initial £5m as Ollie Watkins’ replacement last August, but despite the pressure, he had taken to it like a duck to water.
Toney has now eclipsed all of those who fell short before him and broken Glenn Murray’s record of the most goals scored in a Sky Bet Championship campaign, since the division’s rebrand in 2004,
And amid the speculation that Arsenal are lining up a potential move, Sodje has claimed that Toney will have a very hard decision to make should the Gunners make a move.
He told All Nigeria Soccer: “There’s a time I was in that position where you play for Brentford and big clubs come for you.
“Brentford have gone up, Toney had a great season so this might be the opportunity to play for a top of the Premier League club.
“But at the same time you want him to play games in the Premier League so he has to go to a club or stay at Brentford where he’ll get games in the Premier League.
“When it comes to individual goals, it’s not every day you get the opportunity to play for Arsenal, Manchester United or the big clubs, so it is a very difficult choice to make.
“There are two things, either you stay at Brentford, play every game or take the opportunity to play for a big club.”
Big, powerful and full on quality, Toney has been tipped to make a big money move to a Premier League club in the summer, with Tottenham also reportedly ready to offer him a contract
Arsenal will not have alot of money to spend in the transfer window, but Toney’s £35 million price tag would be seen as a real bargain. So even though he has alot to prove in the game, if the reports are true, he could be a vere deadly striker for the Gunners.