Transfer update: Tottenham poised to bring Brentford an offer for £80m striker

Despite major business in the transfer market over the past few months, Spurs are gearing up to make their next big signing.
Brentford FC v Manchester City - Premier League
Brentford FC v Manchester City - Premier League / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

According to multiple sources, Tottenham are increasing their pursuit of English striker Ivan Toney. The Brentford frontman served an eight-month ban to begin the 23/24 season, but since his return to action he's continued to prove his worth, nothcing two goals across three matches with the Bees.

As The Athletic reported yesterday (via FourFourTwo), “Toney – a player Tottenham would potentially have been interested in signing last summer, but for his ban – is about as close as it gets to guaranteed goals in the Premier League,”

As TeamTalk reports, Tottenham are "being backed" to go after Ivan Toney this summer amidst interest from other clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal.

In a recent interview with Bees manager Thomas Frank, as reported by Tipsbladet, the gaffer said that “It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer.”

Continuing, the manager stated "We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world who are better than him right now. He is a really skilled striker who is in his prime football age. Personally, as a coach, I would prefer to keep Toney but one day it could be fun to see him on a top team.”

There's no questioning the player's worth, and fans would likely be excited to see Tottenham stay in the race for the top-rated striker to round out Spurs' attacking options.

The large price-tag may require the sale of a few players to justify a transfer, but with extra numbers in certain areas of the pitch (like right-back), Tottenham could look to offload those who likely won't have a future under Ange Postecoglou, making room for a prolific goal-scorer like Toney