Former West Ham United player Frank McAvennie has been sharing his thoughts on Brentford star Ivan Toney and urged his former club to sign the striker during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Brentford signed Toney back in September from League One side Peterborough United for £5m. Since then, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £16.2 million, has made 48 appearances for Brentford in which he has managed to score 30 goals and provide 10 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Speaking exclusively to Transfer Tavern, McAvennie had this to say about Toney.
He said: “I like the boy; he’s destined for big things. I like players that don’t mind doing the hard work.
A lot of players nowadays are great on the ball but don’t put a shift in off it, and he does, and I like that, and David Moyes likes that as well.
“If you’re going to spend money, spend money on him.”
TIF Thoughts on Frank McAvennie’s comments on Toney and a potential transfer to West Ham…
Given how West Ham sold Sebastien Haller during the previous January transfer window and with Michail Antonio suffering his fair share of injury issues, perhaps signing a new striker such as Toney, who has been on an incredible run of goalscoring form since arriving at Brentford, could be an option for the Hammers to explore during the upcoming summer transfer window.
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However, if David Moyes’ side were to take a chance on Toney and sign him in the summer, the risk of this particular transfer, in our view, would be if the Englishman would be able to replicate his stunning goalscoring form in the Championship into the Premier League or not. If he could, then he could well become a very important figure in the squad at the London Stadium.