Date: 6th April 2021 at 12:45pm
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Barry Fry, who serves both the owner and Director of Football at Peterborough, has hailed Brentford striker Ivan Toney’s suitability for West Ham.

Having scored 26 goals in 39 games for the League One outfit, Fry is no stranger to the quality that Toney offers as a striker.

The 24-year-old’s attractive numbers unsurprisingly garnered the interest of Brentford, who are famed for their data-driven approach to recruitment in the transfer market.

With 28 goals and nine assists so far following his move to Brentford, the ’ scouting has paid dividends as Toney leads Brentford’s push.

Amid links to a host of Premier League sides including West Ham, Fry was quick to up the qualities that Toney could bring to the Irons.

Speaking to Football FanCast, the club official was quick to pour praise on the Posh’s former talisman: “Ivan’s settled in, scored the goals he has, played the way he has and would be interested, but it would cost a lot more from Brentford than it did from me.

“But it’s one they’re looking at and one that would improve the squad. They are brilliant at set-pieces, and I think if they got Ivan it would add to that – they’re one of the best in the country at scoring goals from set-pieces and with Ivan that would only improve.”

With plentiful suitors and a reported price tag of £30 million, the threat of a costly bidding war looms if West Ham do indeed register their interest.

If one thing is for certain, it is that Toney could find himself as a coveted asset in the summer.

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