Key Arsenal striker target wants higher wages than Bukayo Saka and William Saliba

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign Ivan Toney, but the Gunners will apparently have to pay him higher wages than William Saliba and Bukayo Saka.

We’re 13 days into the January transfer window, and nothing seems to be going on at Arsenal. The Gunners need a new striker to solve our issues up top, and Toney would be a good option. However, he will cost a fortune – in transfer fees as well as wages.
How much Arsenal will have to pay Ivan Toney in wages

Ivan Toney has been a name linked with Arsenal for months now.

The Englishman will be allowed back on the pitch after serving his ban soon, and a number of clubs are keeping a close eye on him.
Brentford are desperate to keep Toney and have slapped a £100 million price tag to push clubs away from making a move for him.

It’s extremely unlikely Arsenal will pay such a high fee for the 27-year-old, but that’s not the only stumbling block here – his wage demands are expected to be big as well.

TalkSPORT claim that Toney, like Victor Osimhen, will command wages in excess of £200,000 per week.
That’s more than what Bukayo Saka (£195,000-a-week), William Saliba (£190,000-a-week) and Gabriel Martinelli (£180,000-a-week) currently earn at the Emirates Stadium in North London. [Spotrac]
Toney to Arsenal is unlikely this month

Many people in football feel Ivan Toney will instantly solve Arsenal’s problems in front of goal.

The Brentford striker is a prolific goalscorer, there’s no doubt about that. He will convert chances if he gets them, especially in this Arsenal side with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard feeding him.
However, after spending a lot of money in the summer, it’s almost impossible for Arsenal to break the bank on Toney this month.

We just can’t see a way this move will happen in the next two-and-a-half weeks.

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