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Exclusive: Barry Fry rules out Ivan Toney switch to West Ham before deadline

Ivan Toney will only entertain leaving Brentford for West Ham United at the end of the season, according to Barry Fry.

Toney got the new campaign off to an impressive start by playing a key role as Brentford began their first-ever season in the Premier League by sealing a 2-0 win over Arsenal last week.

The striker, who had previously only made two substitute appearances in the top flight during his time with Newcastle United, scored 33 goals and provided 10 assists as the Bees won promotion via the Championship play-offs last term.

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His fine goalscoring record has resulted in West Ham being long-term suitors, with boss David Moyes keeping tabs on the 25-year-old before the transfer window even opened.

With the Europa League group stage on the horizon, the Hammers have been looking to bolster their squad ahead of the transfer deadline at the end of the month and Moyes still only has one senior striker at his disposal.

But Peterborough United director of football Fry, who worked closely with Toney during his time at the Posh, insists the Brentford frontman will be going nowhere.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Fry said: “He’s a complete player, there’s no doubt about that.

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“There will have been six, seven or eight top Premier League clubs trying to buy him. However, when he left us he signed a five-year contract with Brentford.

“He has got them up, so I would imagine he would want to stay with Brentford for another year.”

Article title: Exclusive: Barry Fry rules out Ivan Toney switch to West Ham before deadline

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