In a recent report, The Athletic has claimed that Everton are set to rival Leicester City for Brentford striker Ivan Toney when the transfer window commences later this year. It is believed that the Toffees and the Foxes are both preparing to make their offers for the English marksman who is eager to prove his worth in the Premier League (via The Athletic).
Toney’s Outstanding Form In The Championship This Season
Toney is having an exceptional season at the Brentford Community Stadium after putting in several match-winning performances as the spearhead of Thomas Frank’s attack. The Northampton-born forward has featured in 48 matches for the Bees this term, banging in 30 goals and providing ten assists in the process across all competitions.
The 25-year-old has caught the eye with his all-round contributions inside the opposition half by averaging 0.6 tackles, 0.8 clearances, 3.0 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the EFL Championship this season. However, he needs to be more careful when interchanging possession with his teammates in the final third based on his pass success rate of 65.3% in the English second division (stats via whoscored).
Toney is currently enjoying the form of his life, so it is no surprise that top Premier League clubs like Everton and Leicester City are preparing to make a move to acquire his services during the summer transfer window.
What Will The English Centre-forward Bring To Goodison Park?
Toney is blessed with decent pace and can make some well-timed runs in behind the opposition backline. He can use his strength to generate a yard of space for himself so that he can get a shot in at goal. The Brentford frontman has transformed himself into an unforgiving finisher in the attacking third.
There is no denying that the English sensation has proven his worth as a prolific goal-getter this season but the jury is out on whether he can continue to perform at such a high level in the Premier League if given a chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s revolution at Merseyside.
Toney might bring a lot of goals and some creativity to the Toffees attack and could increase competition for places within their squad. The English goal machine has what it takes to form a lethal attacking partnership with the likes of Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez. Plus, he would serve as a significant upgrade over Joshua King who has flattered to deceive with his performances this season and is on an expiring contract.
At 25, the best is yet to come from Toney, so Ancelotti would be wise to bring him to Goodison Park as he would bolster the Italian tactician’s attacking options significantly for the upcoming campaign.
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