Brentford boss Thomas Frank has claimed that rumoured Tottenham target Ivan Toney could be worth £100m, given his goalscoring exploits.
Toney has gone from strength to strength since Brentford’s promotion to the top flight, with the striker having managed 21 goals and five assists across all competitions this season.
Tottenham may be on the lookout for a new centre-forward this summer, with speculation continuing to intensify over the future of Harry Kane, who is allegedly Manchester United’s number-one target (Daily Star).
Toney has been mooted as one of the players Spurs may turn to if they lose Kane, with Football Insider claiming that the Lilywhites are keeping a close eye on the 27-year-old.
Speaking on Sky Sports News (2:18 pm, March 11, 2023) back in March, Tottenham legend Michael Dawson urged the North London club to pull out all the stops to land the England international.
However, Frank has now warned Spurs and the other interested clubs that it would take a substantial offer to prise Toney away from the Gtech Community Stadium.
The Brentford boss said (via Fabrizio Romano): “Ivan Toney can be worth £100m in my opinion.
“What would you pay for a striker that guarantees you 20-plus goals?
“20 goals for a mid-table club, what can he do at a bigger club? He can mature like a fine wine.”
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Frank made similar claims about David Raya, only for the goalkeeper to refuse a new contract and now seemingly be put on the market for around £35m.
While Brentford are comparatively in a stronger position with Toney since he is contracted to the club until 2026, £100m is still a substantial overestimation of his value.
If Tottenham do lose Kane this summer, I believe that the 27-year-old would be the most suitable replacement.
However, it remains to be seen if he would be tempted to join Spurs, given that we might miss out on European football altogether.
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