Potential Conflict Arises Between Man Utd Manager Erik ten Hag and Sir Jim Ratcliffe for the First Time

The Dutchman is reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the 27-year-old player in the summer. United’s new owner is hesitant to engage in a bidding war, deeming Brentford’s asking price for the player too high.

Toney had been linked with a move away from the Gtech Community Stadium in January, but decided to stay with Brentford to show his gratitude for their support during his betting ban. However, it is anticipated that he will move elsewhere in the summer.

According to the Daily Star, Ten Hag is personally monitoring Toney, but Ratcliffe is apprehensive about Brentford’s £100 million valuation of the striker, especially as he is approaching the final 12 months of his contract. Ratcliffe’s disinterest in investing such a substantial sum in Toney is reportedly influenced by the player’s limited experience in European football and concerns over his potential resale value diminishing as he gets older and nears the end of his contract.

Ratcliffe is aware that United have the option of bringing Mason Greenwood back into the squad once his loan spell at Getafe concludes. Toney is seen as a valuable addition to United’s attack, as the team has struggled to score goals this season.

He has an impressive goal-scoring record for Brentford, with 70 goals in 126 appearances, including 20 in 33 Premier League games last season. Since returning from his ban, Toney has scored two goals in as many games.

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