‘Wouldn’t rule that out entirely’ – Alasdair Gold is keeping an eye on Spurs links with striker

Alasdair Gold has talked up the chances of Tottenham Hotspur making a move for Ivan Toney in the summer, suggesting that the speculation linking the Brentford striker with a move to Arsenal has now died down.

Toney seems certain to depart Brentford in the summer, with the striker set to enter the final year of his contract at the Gtech Community Stadium in June.

The speculation linking him with a move to Spurs shows no signs of dissipating, with GiveMeSport suggesting recently that while the Lilywhites are fans of the 27-year-old and will explore a move for the striker, they are reluctant to get involved in a bidding war for him.

However, on Tuesday, The Sun handed Tottenham a boost by revealing that Arsenal’s interest in the Bees star had cooled ahead of the summer.

The publication suggested that it is now shaping to be a three-horse race for Toney’s signature between Spurs, Chelsea and West Ham.


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Gold believes that given the England international contract situation, Tottenham might see this summer as the opportune moment to strike.

The journalist said on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast: “I’m not sure where Ivan Toney’s going to go. The big odds were on him to go to Arsenal, but that doesn’t seem to be as strong a link anymore at all.

“I wonder if, in classic Spurs style, they look at a player with a year left on his contract. In that system, he would get so many goals. I wouldn’t rule that out entirely, he would be a fantastic addition.”

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Arsenal would be Toney’s preferred destination if they do express an interest in the striker. I wonder if the noises coming out of the Emirates about them cooling their interest is intended to perhaps bring down Brentford’s asking price.

Spurs are certainly financially capable of outbidding the Gunners and Blues for the 27-year-old, given how well-placed the Lilywhites are with respect to the profit and sustainability rules. However, one would think that we have to qualify for the Champions League to have a chance of winning the race.

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