‘No better opportunity’ – Pundit urges Spurs to beat London rivals to striker

Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham Hotspur to do what it takes to sign Ivan Toney this summer, pointing out that the Lilywhites have a huge opportunity on their hands as their path towards signing the Brentford star is now clearing up.

Brentford's Ivan Toney during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Fulham FC at Brentford Community Stadium on May 4, 2024 in Brentfor...
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With Toney having just a year left on his contract, the striker was always likely to be one of the most sought-after players of the summer transfer window.

However, if reports over recent weeks are to be believed, the competition for the 27-year-old’s signature is not as intense as some might have expected it to be.

A few days ago, Football Transfers suggested that the likes of Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal had cooled their interest in Toney, with the battle for the Bees star’s signature currently said to be between Spurs and West Ham United.

The report further added that Tottenham are readying an opening offer of £40m but it was suggested that the bid could be turned down as it falls short of Brentford’s valuation.

Robinson believes that the North London side should not waste this opportunity to land Toney, insisting that it would be fairly straightforward for them to see off competition from the Hammers.

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Paul Robinson wants Tottenham to sign Ivan Toney

The former Tottenham number one told Football Insider: “There’s no better opportunity to go and get Ivan Toney. Arsenal had been linked with him since January with a huge clamour that they could sign him in January, but that link has gone away.

“It looks like Tottenham will go up against West Ham for his signature. If it’s Tottenham against West Ham, you’d like to fancy your chances from a Tottenham point of view of persuading him to join.

“They can get a brilliant player in Toney, with his international experience, a proven goalscorer in the Premier League with Brentford.

“There’s a lack of competition for a player like him. There are going to be other suitors, but look at the clubs going in for him.”

Toney ended up with four goals in seventeen appearances across all competitions last season, having missed a big chunk of the campaign due to his ban (transfermarkt).

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While I can understand where Robinson is coming from, I am a little confused about why the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea are not pushing ahead with a move for Toney.

Those clubs may have decided against the signing due to his excessive wage demands. If that is the case, I cannot see Spurs being too keen on the deal either.

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