Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months and a number of clubs are keen on signing him during the January transfer window.
David Ornstein from the Athletic has now revealed on NBC Sports that Tottenham are worth watching as far as Toney’s future is concerned. He has been linked with clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United as well.
However, Ornstein believes that a move to Arsenal could be difficult because of the Financial Fairplay regulations. The Gunners have already spent a substantial amount of money on new signings over the past year. Chelsea need a new striker but they are probably looking to bring in someone younger with a high ceiling. As far as Manchester United are concerned, the ownership situation has complicated potential transfers for them.
The journalist believes that Tottenham could be want to watch out for as they look to bring in a long-term replacement for Harry Kane.
“When you look at the options, Arsenal of course Financial Fair Play [FFP] problems and when they do get money, they’re going to need to spend that on David Raya.
“Chelsea do want an attacker but is he the right age and profile? I don’t think he is high on their list at the moment, contrary to reports. Manchester United – the ownership situation and the lack of clarity there.
“Tottenham is worth watching but I would say they’re doing very well as things stand and we’ll see that live against Chelsea tomorrow night.”
Toney has proven himself in the Premier League with Brentford and he could prove to be a superb acquisition for the North London club.
The 27-year-old striker will want to compete at the highest level and the opportunity to join a big club could be hard to turn down for him. Tottenham have started the season well and they are currently second in the league table. They might be able to return to the UEFA Champions League next season, and Toney will be attracted to the idea of playing for them.