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Report: Wolves monitoring red-hot Brentford striker Ivan Toney

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly asked to be kept informed about the situation of Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

According to TEAMtalk, the 24-year-old is interesting a host of clubs at the moment.

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Toney has been in inspired form in 2020/21, and is currently the Championship’s top scorer.

He has 25 so far with an impressive conversion rate of 33% (BBC Sport), with Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki second on 20.

Toney joined the Bees last summer following the sale of Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa.

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Toney is unsurprisingly being linked with an early exit from the club, and Wolves apparently want to be kept in the loop, along with Leeds United, Arsenal and Leicester City.

Given he has a contract until 2025, Brentford are in a great position to demand a premium price for any transfer, and TEAMtalk say a £30 million asking price has been set.

It would be a risk

Toney is undoubtedly having a phenomenal season.

But the Premier League is a big step up from the Championship and it would be a lot of money to pay for a second-tier player.

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That said, Villa paid a similar amount for Watkins who has probably done better than expected in his first Premier League campaign.

He’s scored 10 goals in the competition so far, but has been slightly unlucky in that he’s hit the woodwork seven times.

Maybe Toney will be worth looking at, but it would probably mean Wolves not signing Willian Jose permanently and selling Patrick Cutrone.