Manchester United allegedly could challenge West Ham United in the race to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney this summer.

According to The Mirror, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is eyeing a move to bring the 26-year-old Bees hitman to Old Trafford.

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West Ham manager David Moyes wants to bring Toney to the London Stadium this summer.

With Manchester United entering the race for the striker though, Moyes may well now have his work cut-out in the race to sign the 26-year-old.

Both Moyes and Ten Hag desperately need to sign a top-class out-and-out striker this summer.

West Ham have been linked with moves to sign Armando Broja and Gianluca Scamacca whilst Manchester United allegedly want Moussa Dembele (The Mail).

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And now it seems as though the two Premier League clubs could go head-to-head for one of the Premier League’s top strikers…

Manchester United and West Ham want to sign Ivan Toney

The Mirror claim that the Red Devils have joined the Hammers in the race for the 26-year-old Brentford hitman’s signature.

We believe that the 26-year-old would be a very good summer addition for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

Toney bagged 14 goals and six assists in 37 games for Brentford last season (Transfermarkt).

He seemed to find a whole new level entirely over the past two months of the season, however, bagging nine goals in his last 15 games for Brentford (Soccerbase).

Ivan Toney has everything that West Ham and Manchester United need. He has pace in abundance, possesses great movement and is obviously a great finisher.

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Standing at 6ft 2in, the striker offers his team a real focal point to their attacking play.

Toney bagged 31 goals in 45 games for Brentford in the Championship in the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt). He’s now proven that he can do it in the Premier League as well.

Toney has been described as ‘world-class’ by talkSPORT and whilst that may be an exaggeration, he proved last season that he is a very good Premier League player.

The 26-year-old is valued at around £50 million by Brentford according to 90Min.

Manchester United are obviously better positioned than West Ham to sign Ivan Toney due to their far superior financial muscle.

If Moyes manages to get his hands on Broja or Scamacca that will be fine. If he doesn’t though and we miss out on Toney to Man United, it will be a really big blow for us this summer.

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