Arsenal can now sign striker similar to Harry Kane for just £55m but on one condition

Arsenal have now received a huge boost in their pursuit of Brentford striker Ivan Toney ahead of the January transfer window.

The Gunners are currently on top of the Premier League table. Mikel Arteta will be delighted with how we’ve fared so far, but new additions next month could make a huge difference. Toney has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal can sign Ivan Toney for just £55m

Ivan Toney has been on Arsenal‘s radar for a while now, but people have always felt it would be an expensive deal to pull off in January.

The Evening Standard claimed last month that Brentford have slapped an £80 million price tag on Toney, while Sky Sports reported that the Bees want £100 million for their star striker.
Those figures made us believe that a move in January would be extremely unlikely, but Football Transfers have revealed today that Arsenal can get him for a much smaller fee.

The outlet claims that Brentford would be happy to sell Toney to Arsenal for as low as £55 million next month, but on one condition – the Gunners will have to pay that sum in one go.

The Bees are also said to be happy to offer Arsenal the chance to pay for Toney over a number of instalments, but the overall sum is likely to go up in that case.
Toney, who has been banned from football for breaching betting rules, will enter the final 18 months of his Brentford contract at the turn of the year.
Declan Rice thinks Ivan Toney is similar to Harry Kane

Harry Kane was once a part of Arsenal’s youth setup. He joined Tottenham Hotspur after we released him, and he went on to become one of the best strikers in Premier League history.

Ivan Toney isn’t quite on Kane’s level, but Declan Rice thinks the two strikers share certain similarities that make the Brentford man a brilliant player.
Speaking to talkSPORT back in September last year, Rice said: “I think from the moment he (Toney) stepped in the Premier League, he’s taken it by storm. If you look at what he does for Brentford, how consistent he is and what he does for his team, he’s fully deserving of a call-up.

“He’s kind of like Harry Kane in a way where he’s not only an out-and-out striker, he’s a playmaker as well – his left and right footed passing, the way he picks out his teammates is a special technique to have. I’m looking forward to playing with him.”

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