Brentford’s star striker Ivan Toney has been making headlines ever since his move to the Championship from League One club Peterborough United last summer.
According to Daily Mirror, Leicester City are monitoring Toney as a potential successor to their talisman Jamie Vardy and would love to sign the Championship top scorer in the summer window.
The report states that the Leicester scouts are looking for suitable replacements for their Premier League winning striker and Toney is on top of that list.
The 24-year-old striker has been the go-to player for Brentford in the Championship this campaign and because of his 24 goals, the Bees are sitting in the automatic qualification spot. The striker has surprised everyone with his form, as this is remarkably his first season in the Championship.
Leicester star Vardy is now 34 years old and into his final few seasons as a Foxes player. His backup strike partner is Nigerian international Kelechi Ihenacho, who hasn’t done much to strike confidence in Leicester’s hierarchy. The former Manchester City man has scored just once in his 12 appearances in this current campaign.
On the other hand, Toney has shown exceptional quality in front of the goal. The Englishman has also shown a knack for creating chances for his teammates and has 9 assists in his 30 appearances so far. The Leicester management feels that the in-form striker can link up with the likes of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes and can get even better if he arrives at the King Power Stadium.
If Leicester City can pull off this deal, then it would be another good piece of business from the East Midlands team. The Foxes are in the top 3 in the Premier League and are aiming to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The signing of Toney can provide good depth for next season before he takes over the reign from Vardy, as they will be fighting again with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea for Champions League qualification.