Ivan Toney, a star player for Brentford, responded to his manager Thomas Frank’s recent comments. Toney scored another goal in the team’s win against Wolves, contributing to their effort to avoid relegation in the Premier League.
With less than 18 months left on his contract, it seems likely that Brentford will have to consider selling Toney in the upcoming summer to avoid losing him for free in 2025. Thomas Frank publicly addressed the uncertainty surrounding Toney’s future, acknowledging the possibility of Toney leaving in the summer, winter, or staying with the team.
Toney reacted to his manager’s statements by implying that it seemed like the manager didn’t want him but expressed a nonchalant attitude, stating that he can’t make clubs come and get him and will continue doing what he does best – score goals. The development drew attention from clubs in north and west London, particularly Arsenal and Chelsea.
Both clubs are in need of additional firepower, with Arsenal’s financial constraints and the perception of lacking a prolific striker, and Chelsea’s limitations due to financial fair play (FFP) regulations. Toney’s recent goal-scoring form has not gone unnoticed, and he is being seen as a potential solution to the forward problems for these clubs.
His performance includes scoring three goals in four games, displaying his skill and consistency on the field. His return from injury has seen him score a free-kick against Nottingham Forest and also find the net in a match against Tottenham.