‘Under Consideration’ – Report Reveals 21 Goal Striker Could Be Targeted If Chelsea Can’t Find More Goals

‘Under Consideration’ – Report Reveals 21 Goal Striker Could Be Targeted If Chelsea Can’t Find More Goals

Chelsea may target Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the January transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.

The England international’s name will come “under consideration” if the Blues are still struggling to score goals at the turn of the year.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored 5 goals in 4 Premier League matches this season, but 3 of those came in one match against Luton Town.

Nicolas Jackson has been showered with a lot of praise for his performances since arriving from Villarreal in the summer but the Senegalese international has scored just once in 5 appearances so far.

With his understudy, Armando Broja, only having just returned from a serious injury, there remains a concern about a lack of firepower in the first-team squad, which may need to be addressed in the transfer market.

Toney would certainly add goals to Chelsea’s attack

The 27-year-old scored 21 times for Brentford in all competitions last campaign, and he has proven that he can consistently hit the back of the net at the highest level.

Toney will also have just 18 months left on his contract in January so his price tag could be reduced too.

His 8 Month Ban expires in January

The main obstacle that stopped Toney from making a move away from Brentford over the summer is the eight-month suspension he is currently serving for betting infringements.

However, the forward’s ban will end on January 17th next year, right in the middle of the next transfer window. Match fitness will, of course, be an issue, but he could be a tremendous asset if he can return to his best form quickly.

Other Premier League clubs, including the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United, have been mentioned as potential suitors for Toney but he would be guaranteed regular starts if he chose to make a move to Stamford Bridge.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.