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Exclusive: Barry Fry says Ivan Toney would be a good fit for West Ham

Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has exclusively told Football FanCast that Ivan Toney would be a good fit for West Ham.

Toney is currently plying his trade in the Championship with Brentford having been sold by Fry to the Bees last summer for an eight-figure fee.

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And the 5 ft 10 former Newcastle United man has taken the second-tier by storm this term, keeping Brentford in touch with the automatic promotion places despite their recent dip in form.

Whether Brentford do get promoted, it appears more than likely Toney will be playing in the Premier League next season in some capacity having already been strongly linked with Leeds, Arsenal and West Ham.

The latter are going to need another centre-forward this summer after failing to replace Sebastien Haller in January, and Fry believes that Toney would be interested in a move to the London Stadium.

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He told Football FanCast:

“Ivan’s settled in, scored the goals he has, played the way he has and would be interested, but it would cost a lot more from Brentford than it did from me.

“But it’s one they’re looking at and one that would improve the squad. They are brilliant at set-pieces, and I think if they got Ivan it would add to that – they’re one of the best in the country at scoring goals from set-pieces and with Ivan that would only improve.”

But with a host of top-flight sides already keeping a close eye on the striker, Fry has warned West Ham’s owners they can expect to face competition for his signature.

He added:

“But as I said to David, there will be a lot of clubs, and if Brentford don’t go up half of the Premier League will want Ivan. Even if they do go up, some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League will want Ivan Toney.”