West Ham United want to sign Brentford hitman Ivan Toney this summer according to a report from Eurosport. The East London outfit may have their work cut-out, however, with the 24-year-old having recently admitted that his dream is to join Liverpool.
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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring at least one established striker to the London Stadium this summer.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has problems in the centre-forward position as well.
Roberto Firmino will be 30 in October and the Liverpool manager will surely be looking to bring more competition and cover to Anfield for the Brazilian.
Whilst Liverpool haven’t actually been linked with a move to sign Ivan Toney, if he continues his current form, Klopp’s interest may well be aroused.
West Ham could face problem with Ivan Toney having recently pledged allegiance to Liverpool
The pacy striker has racked up 24 goals and nine assists in 31 league games so far (Transfermarkt). He has been the standout player in the Championship.
Jurgen Klopp has become renowned for buying unpolished diamonds from the lower leagues during his time in football management.
The German thinks nothing of signing a player who doesn’t have a wordwide reputation but does have plenty of potential.
So Liverpool moving for Toney this summer wouldn’t be a massive shock.
And the Brentford hitman admitted last year that if he had the choice of any move in world football, he would choose Liverpool:
West Ham are in more urgent need of a striker than Liverpool are.
The Hammers would be able to offer Toney more guarantees of regular first-team football too.
If the Brentford ace truly dreams of moving to Anfield, however, and Liverpool try to sign the 24-year-old, West Ham’s hopes of luring him to the London Stadium could be dead in the water.