Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks and clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are keen on signing him.
The 27-year-old striker is currently suspended for breaching FA gambling regulations, and he will return to action midway through January. He is expected to join a big club during the second half of the campaign and the opportunity to play for Arsenal or Tottenham will be an attractive proposition for him.
Toney has scored 35 Premier League goals in his last two seasons with Brentford and he is a proven performer in the top flight.
Tottenham could certainly use someone like him in the attack, especially after the departure of Harry Kane. South Korean international Son Heung-min has had to carry the goalscoring burden all by himself and the arrival of Toney would certainly ease the pressure on the 31-year-old.
Meanwhile, Arsenal need a prolific goalscorer to complement Gabriel Jesus and the Brentford striker would be the ideal fit for them as well.
Meanwhile, former Tottenham player Teddy Sheringham has now revealed that Tottenham should look to nick the player from Arsenal. Sheringham believes that the 27-year-old could be a big player for the North London club and he could help take them to the next level.
“Everyone is talking about Arsenal getting Ivan Toney in January,” Sheringham said (h/t TeamTalk). “He seems to be the only player in the centre-forward position that might be available in the next window.
“‘I would love to see Tottenham nick him off of Brentford and get there before Arsenal do.
“Toney has got something about him. He carries himself well and can take on the mantle of being the main man at a club.
“Everyone is suggesting that he could be the icing on the cake for Arsenal, but I think he could be a big, big player for Tottenham at this moment in time.”
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham decide to make a move for him when the transfer window reopens next month. Toney is unlikely to be a cheap acquisition and Brentford are likely to demand a premium for their prized asset.