West Ham have been told to pay £25 million if they want to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney this summer, according to a report from the Sun (21 February, page 62).

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Eurosport recently claimed that Hammers boss David Moyes is very keen to sign the prolific 24-year-old striker this summer.

And then ExWHUemployee confirmed those claims a few days later, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Thursday February 11th). The club insider suggested that he knows for a fact David Moyes wants to sign the Championship forward.

Toney would be a truly exceptional addition for West Ham.

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Ivan Toney (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Sun (21 February, page 62) claims that the Hammers will have to pay £25 million for the pacy front-man this summer, however.

West Ham shouldn’t think twice about paying £25 million for Ivan Toney

Brentford ace Toney has racked up 24 goals and nine assists in 30 league games so far (Transfermarkt).

The 24-year-old has electric pace, is prolific in front of goal and is a real handful for opposing defenders.

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Ivan Toney (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

If West Ham do sign Toney, it will be absolutely crucial to get the best out of him by playing the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma close to him.

 

Sebastien Haller failed at the London Stadium because he wasn’t utilised properly. He wasn’t suited to the Premier League either, but that’s beside the point.

Moyes must make sure that he is prepared to play a narrow front three or two central strikers if he chooses to sign Toney.

The former Peterborough ace has absolutely lit up the Championship this season. He seems to be more than ready to make the step up to the next level.

£25 million for Toney could end up looking like absolute peanuts.

West Ham quite simply need to get this one done this summer. There should be no excuses.

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