The 25-year-old could become the latest player the Bees cash in on following Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma's transfers to Aston Villa and West Ham respectively in recent seasons.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank was recently quoted by The Athletic as saying that he hopes Toney stays, particularly if the Londoners gain promotion this month but he was realistic enough to know that they might not be able to resist a big offer:
"Normally we want our players to be here two or three years but I think there are only six to 10 clubs in the world who are not selling clubs so let's see, if he's not staying with us he's going to be bloody expensive.”
Original Source: The Athletic [£]
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1 Posted 12/05/2021 at 05:03:34
2 Posted 12/05/2021 at 07:42:10
Id rather have him than the touted Arnautovic and Mitrovic, a pair of sulkers.
3 Posted 12/05/2021 at 08:17:27
4 Posted 12/05/2021 at 08:26:48
I remember Ferguson playing upfront with Campbell, alright in small doses but it never looked like it would work long-term. Then I remember Sharp & Gray, and the havoc they used to create, albeit in a much better team.
5 Posted 12/05/2021 at 08:42:42
6 Posted 12/05/2021 at 08:47:17
If any player fits the bill, then I am sure Carlo and Marcel will have done their homework.
7 Posted 12/05/2021 at 09:32:50
8 Posted 12/05/2021 at 09:33:05
9 Posted 12/05/2021 at 10:46:00
In the meantime, how much is it going to cost us to have promising talent waiting for the hourly sub, League Cup game or somebody to be injured? Or are we moving Richarlison wide left and dropping somebody else which is not what we did with Kean.
10 Posted 12/05/2021 at 11:39:48
I think we will be after a quality right winger or forward as one of our main priorities. Also, I think we will not be getting involved in any spiralling auction.
The four players last window were signed quite efficiently compared to previous windows. Brands, I thought, did his preparatory work very well; it's important and has been a bit forgotten about.
I am hoping for more of the same professionalism this window from our Director of Football, well-targeted players and the groundwork for the signing done and dusted before the media vultures start trying to put a spanner in the works.
The players we will be looking at? I leave that to Robert, Sam and others but there must be five or six contenders. Sarr at Watford? Bailey? Whoever it is has to bring some goals, assists, pace and athleticism. As well as having some technical ability too. (Not too much to ask, is it?)
11 Posted 12/05/2021 at 13:12:22
Talking about coaches, Simms seems to have improved in his short time at Blackpool. The coach there is taking a lot of time with him and although aware of Simms's shortcomings, is talking up his attributes.
Is Simms's contract up this summer? Or has he got another year with us?
12 Posted 12/05/2021 at 13:19:50
Usually that's a good reason to have a swath of clickbait posts on t'Interweb, and lots of talk about Everton needing to 'take action'...
I do need to update his profile. I might have to steal a few of your choice lines!
13 Posted 12/05/2021 at 13:22:32
This one is the best yet:
14 Posted 12/05/2021 at 13:26:00
According to our somewhat more forthcoming profile page, he signed a 2-year deal at Everton in 2019. I'll see if I can find any updates since.
15 Posted 12/05/2021 at 15:40:36
“What happens beyond the summer is unclear. Simms will soon enter the final year of his Everton contract and is in the dark over his future.”
That would seem to suggest that his original professional contract was for 3 years, not 2. But all my other sources say his contract ends this summer.
16 Posted 12/05/2021 at 16:01:09
17 Posted 12/05/2021 at 16:04:29
Also,Brentford are one of the few EFL clubs that are financially secure so he would not come cheap.
Anyway,hope we will meet next season.The last league game between the two clubs would have been 1947/48.
18 Posted 12/05/2021 at 16:13:27
19 Posted 12/05/2021 at 16:34:19
20 Posted 12/05/2021 at 18:20:20
The lad at Blackburn,Armstrong looks very decent too,he just loves scoring goals...both would be ideal in fact if we do secure any kind of European footy.
21 Posted 12/05/2021 at 18:41:46
I see Toney and Dom as a right handful for C.Bs,working together as Gray and Sharpy did.
22 Posted 12/05/2021 at 19:11:52
Good luck, you deserve to go up, finishing 3rd. Will be entertaining having another free scoring team in the league. Leeds have been a breath of fresh air. The football team, not the place
23 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:28:51
24 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:31:04
25 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:33:40
26 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:23:56
Not sure how he would be a foil to DCL, they are very similar players, both coming alive in the 6-yard box. He does also take penalties, though would he for us?
Anyhow, feel free to judge for yourselves;
27 Posted 14/05/2021 at 14:05:08
In spite of his height, he is a long way off Calvert-Lewin in the air but I would say that, running at defences, he is much better than our current options. He is very quick and keeps the ball really well.
But all this was against League One defences. At £35-£40M, he would be a real gamble.
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