Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Wolves striker Marlon Harewood suggested the Midlands club could miss out on reported target Ivan Toney in the summer with the chances of him staying at Brentford not impossible.
Toney has torn up the Championship this season, scoring 25 goals in 33 appearances, a feat that appears to not have gone unnoticed.
The 24-year-old’s goalscoring form has seen him linked with a move to the Premier League, and Wolves are just one club who are said to be interested. According to TEAMtalk, the Molineux outfit, as well as Arsenal, Leicester City and Leeds United, are keen on the player.
Harewood, though, believes Toney remaining at the Brentford Community Stadium for the time being could be his best option, while he is also convinced the west London club will fight to keep hold of their star man.
In an exclusive interview with FFC, Harewood said:
“The club’s going to want to keep him, hopefully, [and] he might want to stay there. I like that in a striker, obviously there’s a lot of interest coming from other clubs, but sometimes it doesn’t always work out. If you’re scoring goals week in, week out and you’re going to get promoted to the Premier League or wherever you’re going to go, why not stay there and try and prove yourself.”
On the same subject, Harewood added: “The club will want to sort you out a contract. If you’re the top goalscorer, they’re going to want to sort you out and then you can concentrate on moving forward with the club.”
Links to an attacking player like Toney are no surprise, with Wolves arguably in need of some more firepower. The horrible injury to first-choice No.9 Raul Jimenez, which has seen him miss a large chunk of the season, has left Nuno Espirito Santo’s side short in the goals department.
At this point of the campaign, no player has scored more than five goals in all competitions, arguably showing that the team could do with another forward coming in.