£80 million star told ‘he will suit CHELSEA the most’


Daniel Sturridge named Chelsea as the club that will suit Brentford striker Ivan Toney the most if he pursues a transfer.

Toney has been a man in the headlines for the past few months as it is heavily believed that all the big clubs will make a move for him in the January window, when he officially returns from that football ban.

Sturridge believes all the top clubs in the Premier League would want to bring in Toney, but explained his style is most suited to the football on show at Stamford Bridge.

‘I would say he will suit CHELSEA the most, he could play for Spurs. I’m not sure who needs him most as they all need him.

‘He is a top striker and deserves that opportunity, Evan Ferguson is another one, I believe he has that killer instinct and the way he scores and finishes. I look at him and can see he is driven by goals and wants to do it.’

Meanwhile Punit Jamie Carragher offered his own analysis of Toney’s talents and urged Arsenal to take a chance on the 27-year-old proven goalscorer and matchwinner.

Carragher said: ‘Yes he could [join Arsenal] and he is a different type of striker.

‘Huge fan of his but making jump to a big club and can you not cope with the scrutiny, there’s not that expectation against Brentford.

‘No doubt that the quality is there, but take Arsenal to title? Arsenal might need to take that chance if they don’t fix that position and the goalkeeper situation then difficult to overhaul Man City.’