Brentford have confirmed that they have signed striker Ivan Toney for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old joins the Bees from League One side Peterborough United, and has signed a five-year deal.
Ivan Toney Joins Brentford
Impressive Record in League One
Toney had a hugely impressive record in League One after joining Peterborough in 2018.
He joined the Posh after a failed spell at Newcastle United. Toney spent the majority of his time with the Magpies out on loan, as he failed to adapt to the standards of the Premier League.
The 24-year-old enjoyed an emphatic first season with Peterborough; he scored 23 goals in 55 appearances, as the Posh finished seventh in League One.
However, he continued to improve as he entered the 2019/20 campaign. Toney scored 26 goals in just 39 appearances for Darren Ferguson’s side before the season was curtailed.
What Was Said?
Speaking about his new signing to the official Brentford website, Head Coach Thomas Frank: “I’d like to welcome Ivan to the club. We are adding a hungry, ambitious, hard-working striker to the group here.
“He fits what I want in a striker; he is a goalscorer, he gets into good positions in the box, he is good playing on the last line, and will contribute to our link-up play. Our strikers are a big part of our pressing game, and Ivan, with his work ethic, will help us with that. I have been impressed with his mentality and attitude; he fits our brief of being confident but humble. He really wants to come to this Club and help us achieve our aims going forward.”
An Excellent Signing for Brentford
After two years with Peterborough United, it is time for Toney to make the step up to the Championship. With his increased confidence, it could prove to be an excellent signing by the promotion-chasing Bees.
However, it could spell the end for current Brentford striker Ollie Watkins. The 24-year-old scored 26 goals in the Championship last season, and has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs.
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