Tottenham Hotspur predicted that it would be worth acquiring a striker from Brentford
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Tottenham Hotspur predicted that it would be worth acquiring a striker from Brentford

In a recent interview with Football Insider, former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson tipped Tottenham Hotspur to move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney. Robinson said

“There is no better opportunity to get Ivan Toney.

“Arsenal had been linked with him since January and there was talk that they could sign him in January, but that link has disappeared.

“Tottenham looks set to challenge West Ham for his signature.

“If it’s Tottenham v West Ham, you’d like to imagine your chances from Tottenham’s point of view of convincing him to join.

“They can sign Toney for a brilliant player with his international experience, a proven Premier League goalscorer for Brentford.

“There is no competition for a player like him. There will be other suitors, but look at what clubs are bidding for him.

“Tottenham will be disappointed if he misses the match. If the club wants him, go and get him now, there will be no better opportunity.

Toney’s not-so-impressive form in the Premier League

Toney has struggled to maintain consistency in his performances for Brentford in the recently concluded Premier League season. The English striker scored just four goals and provided two assists in 17 games for the Bees last season in all competitions.

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England No.17 forward Ivan Toney (right) is killed in a tackle with Iceland No.06 defender Daniel Leo Gretarsson (left) during the international friendly football match between England and Iceland at Wembley Stadium in London on June 7, 2024. (Photo: HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP)

The 28-year-old has performed well, averaging 3.0 shots, 0.7 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. However, he lacked quality when linking play with teammates up top, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 55.7% in England’s top flight (stats via whoscored).

Is Toney a good fit for Tottenham Hotspur manager Angelos Postecoglu?

Toney can create some space to take some shots on goal. He can finish the ball well in front of the opponent’s goal if he plays well on the field. The English sensation can even create the odd chance for his teammates up top. However, he needs to work on improving his attacking game at the top if he is to succeed at a top club like Tottenham.

Toney would undoubtedly add more strength to Angelos Postecoglu’s attack. He has what it takes to help Spurs fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season.

At 28, Toney is playing in great shape. As such, he would be a decent fit for the north London club this summer. Toney already knows the Premier League well and it won’t take long to adapt to life at Tottenham.