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Exclusive: Barry Fry urges Tottenham to sign Toney as Harry Kane replacement

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has urged Tottenham to sign Championship striker Ivan Toney should Harry Kane leave this summer.

Fry sold the frontman to Brentford last summer following two successful seasons with Posh, and he’s continued his superb goalscoring form in the Championship, netting 28 goals in just 36 appearances, leaving him just three goals behind Glenn Murray’s second-tier record of 30.

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Whilst Toney’s exploits in front of goal have left Brentford in with every chance of securing promotion to the Premier League, the former Peterborough striker has already been linked with a host of topflight clubs, including both West Ham and Arsenal.

However, Fry believes that Tottenham should move for the his former player if Kane opts to leave Spurs in the coming months, with David Ornstein saying this month that the consensus is that he wants to go.

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He told Football FanCast: “In my opinion, if Harry Kane left Tottenham, he should be their top target.

“He could go to clubs trying to compete to get into the Champions League next year and do a job, a brilliant job. No doubt in my mind whatsoever.”

Despite this being Toney’s first ever campaign at Championship level, he’s been the standout striker in the division, and if his form continues, he’ll be playing in the Premier League next season one way or another.

And with Carlos Vinicius’ loan spell expiring this summer, Spurs are going to need another back-up for Kane, so Toney might yet end up being that man.