Thomas Frank has acknowledged Brentford’s willingness to sell Ivan Toney, a target for Arsenal, in the upcoming January transfer window. Despite Toney’s ongoing suspension until January, reports of interest from Chelsea and Arsenal persist.
Frank expressed openness to a deal if clubs meet Brentford’s asking price. He noted that Brentford has only sold David Raya in the Premier League so far, emphasizing the club’s willingness to sell if the right price is offered.
Frank clarified that decisions regarding player departures are ultimately made by Phil Giles or Matthew Benham. He believes in the principle of selling players who have developed with the club and are now ready for top clubs, provided the timing and price align.
When asked about Toney, Frank acknowledged the rumors, praising him as one of the best No.9 strikers globally, comparing him to the likes of Kane, Lewandowski, and Haaland. Frank highlighted Toney’s impressive goal-scoring record and suggested he could thrive in a top team.
While recognizing the market’s high prices for goal-scorers, Frank hinted at potential costs for Toney’s transfer unless market dynamics change. He concluded by stating Toney is currently a Brentford player, emphasizing the uncertainties in the market, especially regarding the valuation of position players.