Spurs reportedly agree personal terms with striker

Serbia v England: Group C - UEFA EURO 2024
Serbia v England: Group C - UEFA EURO 2024 / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Transfersdotcom, who had previously reported Spurs’ interest in the player, have stated that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed personal terms with Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney.

They also reported that Spurs have had a bid of £40million turned down, with Brentford wanting £65million.

If Brentford holds out for £65 million, this is a non-starter. There is no way Daniel Levy and the Spurs hierarchy pay that money for a 28-year-old with one year on his existing contract.

However, due to the aforementioned contract situation, it would be surprising if Brentford didn’t eventually cave in and accept a lower offer.

If that is the case, it depends on the middle ground. Can Spurs and Brentford agree on a fee between 40 and 65 million pounds? Or maybe Brentford do eventually see 40 million as an acceptable offer and enough to bring a replacement in?

Toney was an unused sub in England’s 1-0 victory over Serbia on Monday night, having played the final half an hour in England’s embarrassing 1-0 defeat at home to Iceland in their final warm-up friendly.

He will be desperate for some minutes at some point over the next couple of games to try and showcase what he can do on the big stage.

Toney has made no secret of his desire to play at a bigger club than Brentford and has been outspoken on a number of occasions on the topic.

His unusual direct personality compared to a lot of robotic footballers has been praised and criticised in equal measure. It would be interesting to see where Spurs would sit in regards to that.