Leicester ‘preparing £25m summer move for highly-rated Brentford striker Ivan Toney’ as Brendan Rodgers eyes up replacement for 34-year-old Jamie Vardy
- Leicester are tracking Brentford striker Ivan Toney for a potential £25m deal
- Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is starting to prepare for life without Jamie Vardy
- The 24-year-old has scored 24 goals from his first 30 Championship matches
Leicester City are tracking Brentford striker Ivan Toney for a potential £25million deal, according to the Sun.
Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is starting to prepare for life without talisman Jamie Vardy, with the 34-year-old in the twilight of his career at the King Power Stadium.
While Vardy has shown no signs of slowing down, with 12 Premier League goals this season, Rodgers is beginning the hunt to find a long-term replacement at striker.
Leicester City are tracking Brentford striker Ivan Toney for a potential £25million deal
Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is starting to prepare for life without talisman Jamie Vardy
Toney is at the top of the Leicester’s shopping list following an outstanding debut season in the Championship.
The 24-year-old has scored a whopping 24 goals from his first 30 league matches this campaign, five more than Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong.
While the Bees are hopeful that the former Peterborough frontman’s goalscoring antics could finally lead them to the topflight, it appears they may struggle to keep hold of him regardless of where they end up next season.
If they fail to earn promotion to the Premier League, it is highly likely that Toney will become some of the hottest property in the summer transfer window.
Leicester could face some competition for Toney, with Newcastle and West Ham both monitoring his progress closely.
The 24-year-old has scored a whopping 24 goals from his first 30 Championship matches
The Hammers are very keen in their pursuit of the striker, and did not sign a goalscorer in January in order to try and lure Toney to the London Stadium in the summer should a deal be doable.
However, with the possibility of Champions League football next season, Leicester will feel they could be in pole position to snatch Toney’s signature.
Brentford find themselves in a close fight for automatic promotion this season along with Norwich City and Swansea City in the Championship.
If Thomas Frank failed to lead his side into the Premier League, it is reported that a deal of around £25million would be enough for the club to sell the striker.
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