Newcastle United have selected Brentford’s Evan Toni to solve his goal-scoring woes and are considering making a move for him this summer with his move from Darwin Nunez.
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is one of the most sought-after young strikers in Europe but is thought only to be ready to move to a club that will play Champions League football next season, taking Newcastle United out of the picture. This forced Toon’s army to begin planning replacements for Nunez and the club set their sights on Brentford star, Ivan Toney.
Toni, 26, moved to Newcastle United in 2015, a youth producer affiliated with Northampton Town’s academy, but has not been given his fair share of first-team opportunities. He made just four appearances for Newcastle and was dumped in 2018 by then coach Rafael Benitez.
The 26-year-old moved to Peterborough United in 2018, and after two impressive Premier League seasons, was snatched away by Brentford in the summer of 2020. Toni immediately hit the ground running with Brentford in the Championship and played a key role in the Bees’ promotion to the First Division in the 2020/21 season. 21.
The striker silenced his opponents in the Premier League, scoring 12 goals in 28 matches so far. Tony’s impressive performance did not go unnoticed with Newcastle United Planning To re-sign it in the summer transfer window.
Newcastle United have ensured safety in the Premier League after a frightening first half of the season. Backed by the rich owners in the January transfer window, Eddie Howe did an amazing job at St. James’ Park and commendable. He has revived the club’s fortunes, improved a lot of players, and entertained the Geordies by making the team play lively, attacking football – all in the space of just seven months.
Now that Newcastle are just three points away from hitting the magic 40-point mark, Howe and the board have apparently begun planning for the summer transfer window. They are among a handful of Premier League clubs expected to be in the market with a number of forwards potentially on the move.
Evan Toni has recently been linked with a return to Newcastle United. The 26-year-old has been a top performer for Brentford since joining in 2020 from Peterborough United and has caught the attention of several clubs with his goal-scoring feats in the Premier League.
Toni has shown this season that he has everything it takes to succeed in the hustle and bustle of the Premier League. With Callum Wilson injured and Chris Wood already 30, he could return to Newcastle and be the main man in attack for Eddie Howe next season. In addition, Newcastle’s financial muscle is unlikely to derail any potential deal for the Brentford star if they are deeply determined to sign him.
All in all, a player like Toney could become an essential part of the exciting Newcastle United project led by Eddie Howe set to begin this summer.
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