Date: 29th March 2021 at 6:25pm
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, the Director of Football, has revealed he offered Brentford striker to West Ham United last summer. 

The 25-year-old hitman joined the from Peterborough last July in a £10m move after bagging 26 goals in 39 games for the Posh throughout the 2019/20 campaign.

Since joining the capital club, Toney’s stock has risen considerably after he hit the ground running at the Brentford Community Stadium, firing Thomas Frank’s men to fourth place in the .

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Fan Cast, Fry disclosed how Toney could’ve become a Hammer over the summer after he offered the forward to West Ham’s owners before he joined Brentford.

He said: “I spoke to David Sullivan and David Gold last year at great length and I said he’s the best centre-forward we’ve had.

“He’s not only a goalscorer, he scored 49 goals for us in 92 games in two seasons. But it wasn’t only his goalscoring efforts, he also made a lot of goals and he also was our best defender. He headed the ball out more than anybody else, from free-kicks and corners from the opposition.

“He was absolutely magnificent and I recommended him highly.”

TIF Thoughts on Toney…

Toney’s goal tally for the season currently stands at 28 efforts in 36 Championship games, an incredible record for a player who has never played at this level before.

The former United man’s market values (as per Transfermarkt) has soared to £16.2m since joining Brentford, so any attempt to prize him away from the Bees in the upcoming transfer window would require a sizeable sum.

However, West Ham are likely to be in the market for a striker following Sebastien Haller’s departure in January, and Gold and Sullivan may be tempted to take Fry’s advice after all.