Ivan Toney admits he believes he could get into most sides in the Premier League as he continues to be linked to a move into the top flight.

His form in front of goal has helped Brentford establish themselves as promotion contenders, although recent form has seen them dip down into the play-offs.

After registering 29 goals and ten assists in his debut campaign with the Bees, it has been reported that the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Leeds United would all be interested in signing him should Thomas Frank’s side miss out on promotion.

“I feel like I’m more than ready to step up into the Premier League,” Toney told the Daily Mail.

“I feel the qualities the players have, I can fit in perfectly. The deliveries the players get, I’d be able to get on the end of crosses.

“I feel like I would slot into the majority of teams in the Premier League. I don’t mean that in a big-headed way but I do feel I’d be capable of doing certain things that other strikers might not be able to.

“I’m the kind of striker that when I’m one on one with the keeper and there’s a guy to my left that I can square it to him, I’ll do that.

“From when I was young, I’ve felt like assisting is just as good as scoring. I can run in behind, I can hold it up, I can create something.”

Away from the Premier League, Toney has told Celtic it’s ‘their miss’ after recalling just how close he was to sign for the Scottish Premiership heavyweights last summer.

The Brentford forward was a transfer target for the fallen Champions but instead joined the Bees after a great season for Peterborough United.

Toney admits he even visited Celtic’s Lennoxtown camp but believes the club weren’t ‘too keen’ on signing him. Instead, Celtic spent £5 million on Albian Ajeti – who has gone on to play little more than a cameo role this season.

And with Toney’s stock in English football continuing to rise, he revealed just how close he was to joining the then-SPFL Champions.

“I was actually very close,” he told talkSPORT. “I went up there and spoke to everybody.

“I was actually at the training ground and looking around and all that so it got to those stages.

“But I just don’t think they were too keen on signing me.

“I guess it’s their miss now.”

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