Manager confirms: Arsenal transfer target will "most likely be sold in the summer"
This could be a big boost for the Gunners...
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has admitted that the club will “most likely” let star striker Ivan Toney leave in the summer amid links with Arsenal and other top clubs.
The England international attracted plenty of speculation over his future during January, but didn’t end up moving in the end, with Fabrizio Romano explaining here that there was interest from Arsenal, but the deal looked too expensive.
Frank has now spoken publicly about what could happen with Toney over the summer and it seems there may be a more realistic opportunity for Arsenal to swoop for him as he’ll then have just a year left on his contract at Brentford.
“Ivan Toney will most likely be sold in the summer,” Frank told Tipsbladet, as quoted by Romano on X. “He’ll only have a year left on contract with us, so it’s quite obvious.”
He added: “This winter, we actually had NO bids for him.”
Arsenal still look like they’d do well to add more of an out-and-out goal-scorer to their squad for next season, and Ben Jacobs yesterday named them as a club to watch in the race for Toney’s signature this summer.
Speaking to Sky in January, Toney said: “You can never predict when is the right time to move elsewhere, but I think it's obvious I want to play for a top club.
“Everybody wants to play for a top club, that is fighting for titles. Whether it’s this January that is the right time for a club to come in and pay the right money, who knows?”