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Leicester target Brentford’s Ivan Toney as Jamie Vardy’s successor

Sun 21 February 2021 | 13:35

The Premier League side hope to sign the Championship top-scorer of the 2020-21 season since Vardy just recently celebrated his 34th birthday.

According to

The Mirror

,

Leicester City

 are on the hunt for

Brentford

striker,

Ivan Toney

, to inherit

Jaime Vardy

’s position since the latter just recently celebrated his 34th birthday.

Signing Toney would not mean fully replacing the

Premier League

Player of the Season in Leicester’s 2015-16 title-winning campaign, but the team hopes to take precautionary measures considering Vardy’s age.

Eventhough Toney joined

Newcastle

in 2015, he was eventually loaned to several League One clubs before earning a deal with Brentford.

If Toney’s move was set to happen, the 24-year-old will be the third Brentford player after

Brighton

's

Neal Maupay

and

Aston Villa

's

Ollie Watkins

to join a Premier League side.

Leicester currently have

Kelechi Iheanacho

as Vardy’s replacement in their times of need, but they are still convinced that they could find a better player to take their star’s place.

So far Toney has scored 24 goals in 31 appearacnes for his second placed Championship side.


source: SportMob