Newcastle ‘considering re-signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney for £30m’… while the Magpies try not to miss out on French striker Hugo Ekitike
- Newcastle have been interested in signing Hugo Ekitike for the past six months
- However, they recently pulled out of negotiations with the young forward
- Ekitike has now joined PSG on a first-season loan deal from Reims
- Newcastle are now considering a move for Brentford’s Ivan Toney
- Toney was previously at St James’ Park but was allowed to leave the club in 2018
- Leeds have also shown interest in signing the 26-year-old this summer
Brentford Striker Ivan Toney has reportedly emerged as a target for Newcastle after the club refrained from attempting to sign Hugo Ekitike.
The North East have been linked with Ekitike since January but the Frenchman opted to turn down a move to St James’ Park earlier in the year and negotiations stalled when Newcastle revived his interest this summer.
As a result, the Magpies decided to look elsewhere, and Ekitike has since completed a move PSG on a first season loan.
Newcastle were interested in Hugo Ekitike but he has now joined PSG instead
Newcastle are now interested in signing Brentford’s Ivan Toney for the second time
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is keen to get a striker through the door in the coming weeks
Newcastle have now turned their attention to Toney and are reportedly considering re-signing the 26-year-old The sun.
They previously had Toney on their books between 2015 and 2018 but he only made four senior appearances for the club before moving to Peterborough.
Toney has gone from strength to strength since then, finishing last season as Brentford’s top scorer, scoring 12 goals in the top flight as Thomas Frank’s team avoided relegation with ease.
The Bees want to keep him and he has three years left on his contract at the club, but it is understood that an offer in the region of £30million for Brentford could be too tempting to turn down.
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch is also looking to step up his attack and takes aim at Toney
Newcastle aren’t the only club interested in Toney, with Leeds also interested in the striker.
Jesse Marsch is looking to strengthen his front line after Leeds struggled at times for goals last season and Patrick Bamford missed most of the season through injury.
Marsch sees Toney as the ideal partner for Bamford in attack as Leeds look to avoid being drawn into another relegation battle this season.
He could also see Toney as a suitable replacement for Bamford if his injury woes resurface.