Paul Merson gives verdict on £30million Arsenal transfer target and makes Ian Wright claim

Reported Arsenal target Ivan Toney has been in comparison with Gunners nice Ian Wright.

Toney is the main scorer within the Championship thus far this season, scoring 24 occasions already for Brentford six greater than his closest competitor Adam Armstrong.

The 24-year-old solely joined the Bees from Peterborough United final yr, however his type means he’s already being eyed up by Premier League golf equipment, and that reportedly consists of each Arsenal and West Ham United.

It’s understood Toney’s future will probably rely on Brentford’s promotion efforts, very like Ollie Watkins who was allowed to affix Aston Villa after the Bees did not win promotion final season.

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Brentford are at the moment second, albeit having performed two video games greater than Swansea City in fourth, and in the event that they fail to win promotion, it is understood Toney may very well be offered for round £30million.

That would yield Brentford a revenue of round £20million with the preliminary deal being value £5million rising to £10million.

Top flight golf equipment could also be questioning if Toney can proceed his Championship type within the Premier League, and former Gunners star Merson believes he could be a worthwhile signing, evaluating him to Arsenal nice Wright.

“He’s a pure goalscorer who’s determined to attain,” Merson wrote within the Daily Star.

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“Toney jogs my memory of Ian Wright. His motion, the way in which he enjoys himself, and he can scores all types of objectives too.

‘Wrighty was somebody who, even for those who’ve received 4-0, would come off the pitch with the hump if he hadn’t scored himself.

“Toney appears to be like a bit like that and that’s what Brighton want. I see sufficient in them to get out of hassle this season.”

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