Arsenal has been told that if they secure a £60 million January transfer, they will get the new Ian Wright

Arsenal has been told that if they secure a £60 million January transfer, they will get the new Ian Wright

Former Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennant believes the Gunners might get a modern-day Ian Wright if they buy Brentford’s Ivan Toney during the January transfer window.

The Gunners, Chelsea, and Tottenham are all thought to be interested in acquiring the striker, and Pennant told NewBettingSites.uk that he would be a wonderful addition to Mikel Arteta’s squad:

“Toney would be a fantastic signing. He’s a proven goalscorer at Brentford, a great finisher with great work rate and is a brilliant asset to the team.”

“In a team like Arsenal where they can control the game, he would be the absolute perfect fit – he would be like a modern-era Ian Wright. I would be shocked if Arsenal didn’t go out and get him this season.”

Toney’s asking price is expected to be a major roadblock.

Despite Toney’s punishment for betting violations and the fact that he only has 18 months left on his contract in the new year, Brentford are anticipated to seek at least £60 million for him.

That is most certainly out of Arsenal’s pricing range. Due to Financial Fair Play regulations, the club was only able to sign David Raya on an initial loan agreement in the summer, hence there are presently no finances to purchase a new No.9.

How could Arsenal afford to sign Toney?

The most likely approach for the Gunners to raise the required money is to sell players. Emile Smith Rowe is the leading candidate.

The offensive midfielder is fighting for playing time and may want a transfer in January. With Arsenal apparently valuing him at approximately £55m to £60m, he is valued almost the same as Toney.

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