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Brentford striker Ivan Toney wants £250k per week to push through Man Utd transfer

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is hoping to pocket £250,000 per week if he pushes through a transfer to Manchester United this summer, according to The Sun.

The Red Devils are widely expected to invest on a new striker and they have been linked with multiple names including Toney, who is anticipated to leave Brentford.

The 28-year-old’s contract with the Bees expires in June next year. He has recently emerged as a potential target for the Red Devils ahead of the next transfer window.

Toney could be prised away for a fee between £40-50 million. The Sun now report that he is aiming to secure £250,000 weekly with a transfer to Old Trafford.

United should avoid move for Toney this summer

The Red Devils currently have Rasmus Hojlund as the main man up front. The Dane has netted only 13 goals, but he should fare better with more experience.

The 20-year-old definitely has immense potential and could become an elite striker in the long run as he adapts to the pace and intensity of the Premier League.

Taking this into regard, the club may only pursue a back-up striker this summer. Toney would be a good addition, but not for his current weekly wage demands.

The Englishman is currently on just £20,000-a-week at Brentford. His £250,000-a-week requirement seems overly ambitious at the present phase of his playing career.

In our view, United should avoid securing his signature for the same reason. The club have been guilty in the past of overpaying for experienced players past their prime.

The Red Devils could save plenty in their wage bill with some of the big earners such as Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho heading for the exit door.

However, they should not get trapped in the same path by handing Toney a huge salary. We believe Serhou Guirassy, who is currently on £36,000-a-week, would be a much better acquisition.

The Guinean star has netted a stunning 27 goals for Stuttgart this term. He was very close to joining United in January and could be signed for £17m due to a release clause.

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