During the back end of last season, Brendan Rodgers appeared to find a formula that worked as he played with two strikers in Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho, but Dean Windass believes that Leicester City would do well to bring Ivan Toney to the King Power Stadium.
Toney is one of the most in-demand strikers in England this summer but with Brentford achieving promotion, it may have made an exit prior to their debut Premier League campaign more unlikely, however clubs such as Leicester are still said to be interested.
Should Leicester sign Toney?
Jamie Vardy is 34-years-old now, so Leicester could do much worse than even attempting to sign the former Newcastle United striker but loan him back to Brentford for the rest of the season, because his record of 31 goals in the Championship was simply fantastic, adding two more across the play-offs including one in the final success against Swansea.
Despite Toney never playing a season in the Premier League several top clubs have shown an interest but there might not be a better club environment to be part of than Leicester, and he would prove to be a good piece of business for the Foxes, according to Windass who spoke exclusively to This is Futbol:
“I think that Ivan Toney would be a great fit for Leicester City but would Brendan want to bring him in now? He would want to play and I think it all depends on how well he and Brentford start the season.
“I don’t think someone will take a gamble on him straight away because of Brentford being in the Premier League now, so clubs can have a good look at him against top players.”
With Leicester in talks with Celtic and Odsonne Edouard about a potential move for the striker, that could possibly rubbish any rumours of the Foxes bringing in Toney this summer as there is no room for four top-class strikers at one club.
If Brentford don’t perform well this season then I’m sure that Toney won’t be short of offers in both January and next summer to keep him in the Premier League.