Brentford enter race for EFL hitman


Rangers FC have big plans for the coming season.

Celtic have dominated Scottish football in recent years but the hope at Ibrox is that this is about to change.

Neil Lennon's side have hopes of making it 10-straight league titles - something that Steven Gerrard's side are determined to stop.

If they're to do that, Rangers will need to strengthen in the transfer market - something that they're already showing signs of doing.

Unfortunately for the best talent there could be some strong competition.

According to Football Insider, the race for Ivan Toney is hotting up.

The striker has attracted the attention of Celtic, Rangers, Leeds United and West Brom after scoring 26 goals for Peterborough United this term.

His hope was to guide the Posh to the Championship this season, but after missing out on promotion it seems that he's set to move on.


However a new club have entered the race with Brentford now said to be keen.

The Bees are on fire in the Championship and have realistic aspirations of gatecrashing the automatic promotion spots before the end of the season.

Should they secure promotion to the Premier League they're likely to be looking for new options in attack and that could mean a move for the former Newcastle United man may become a reality.


GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

There's no doubt that Ivan Toney is capable of playing at a higher level.

Having dominated League One this term, the former Newcastle United man is appears to be more than ready to step up.


Whether he's ready for a move to the Premier League is up for debate, but Toney could certainly do a job for a promotion-chasing Championship club, or a top of the table Scottish side like Celtic or Rangers.

The only stumbling block is that £8million price tag which may well prove to be troublesome for several clubs who may be looking at more cost-effective solutions.

For Brentford a move may well depend on whether they can secure promotion.

The Bees are looking extremely strong, but may be reluctant to spend big on a new striker if they're in the second tier again next term.

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