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Aston Villa ought to swoop for Ivan Toney

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Aston Villa have been urged to signal Ivan Toney earlier than the top of the summer time switch window…

What’s the phrase?

Former Villans striker Darren Bent believes that the Brentford talisman could be a really perfect goal for the Midlands outfit. When discussing potential choices on talkSPORT, he namedropped the 26-year-old.

“Ivan Toney is the one which jumps out to me,” he mentioned.

Toney has recurrently been linked with an exit from the Bees in current home windows, with Leeds United and Newcastle United regarded as two groups.

In the meantime, in response to switch insider Dean Jones on ‘The Soccer Terrace’ final month, he’s prone to value round £50m.

Is Toney what Villa want?




He’s what Gerrard wants

Maybe sporting director Johan Lange should take heed to the previous Villa man as a participant of Toney’s calibre is strictly what supervisor Steven Gerrard must get the aspect firing this marketing campaign.

Final weekend, his group have been defeated by newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth they usually severely faltered in entrance of aim, registering solely two photographs on course all recreation.

However that has been an all too acquainted story for Villa ever since Gerrard arrived within the dugout. Final season, solely Ollie Watkins hit double figures for objectives within the Premier League, while 9 different groups managed extra makes an attempt on course per recreation, by way of WhoScored.

Toney has already kickstarted the season with a aim, scoring in Brentford’s 2-2 draw with Leicester Metropolis, constructing on final time period’s 14-goal effort. In whole, he’s discovered the online 48 instances throughout 90 appearances in west London.

Not solely does he present objectives, although, however his perspective and work charge might elevate a few of Gerrard’s different underperforming stars.

“If you wish to be a prime participant you could work laborious, consistently replicate and need to study after which after all you could have that confidence that he’s obtained so naturally,” his supervisor Thomas Frank advised reporters (by way of the Night Customary).

“He’s coming throughout so fantastically: he’s humble, calm, however with a mindset of a lion.”

Additionally lauded as a “unplayable” by ESPN UK editor David Cartlidge and an “absolute machine” by talkSPORT journalist Phil Spencer, Toney might be the kind of striker that Gerrard badly wants heading into a busy fixture checklist.

The previous Rangers boss is now beneath strain to ship within the Midlands and a swoop of this calibre might definitely get a couple of folks onside and assist alleviate one among his lingering issues up prime.

AND in different information, Villa’s £80k-p/w “titan” dealt additional setback, Gerrard’s obtained one other massive drawback

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