West Ham United ace Declan Rice has lauded Brentford striker Ivan Toney after the pair were both selected in the latest England squad.

Rice is now an experienced member of the England squad whilst Toney is looking to earn his first cap for the Three Lions.

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The 26-year-old has been in fine form for Brentford since they gained promotion to the Premier League in the summer of 2021.

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Toney bagged 12 goals in 33 games last season and has five in seven to his name this term (Transfermarkt).

West Ham were strongly linked with a move to sign him in the summer (Eurosport and TEAMtalk).

Club insiders Claret & Hugh claimed back in April that David Moyes rejected the idea of signing Toney because he didn’t believe he would have been good value.

Brentford allegedly wanted around £30 million for the 26-year-old striker at the time.

It seems as though Moyes might have made the wrong decision though, if the West Ham captain’s opinion is anything to go by…

West Ham ace Declan Rice raves about Ivan Toney

The Hammers skipper was speaking to talkSPORT whilst away on international duty with England and responded when asked about the Brentford hitman:

West Ham captain Declan Rice is a huge fan of Ivan Toney
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From the moment he’s stepped in the Premier League, he’s taken it by storm. If you look at what he has done for Brentford, he has been so consistent. Deserved his call-up. He’s like Kane where he’s not just an out-and-out striker, but a playmaker too. His left foot and right foot passing, how he picks out teammates is a special technique.

We agree with Dec. Toney is a truly top-class striker and we would have absolutely loved to see him at West Ham.

The 26-year-old probably worth at least £40-50 million now, so we can’t see him joining Declan Rice at West Ham anytime soon.

We can’t helped but feel like Moyes made a big mistake by not bringing Toney to the London Stadium either last summer or the one just gone.

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