Brentford forward Ivan Toney showcased his talents in a recent friendly match against Serie B club Como, scoring a goal in his first game back since serving an eight-month ban for football betting. The 27-year-old England international impressed during his 61-minute appearance, contributing to a 2-2 draw for The B FC.
Toney, who is set to be released from his suspension on January 17, 2024, demonstrated his determination to make an impact upon his return to the pitch. Following the friendly, it has been reported that Toney will participate in additional closed-door games to rebuild his fitness before joining the first team.
However, speculation surrounds Toney’s future at Brentford, with Arsenal and Chelsea showing interest in securing his services. The Bees’ manager, Thomas Frank, has not ruled out the possibility of selling the talented striker, who is under contract until 2025, if the right offer presents itself.
As Toney’s comeback gathers pace, it remains to be seen whether he will continue to wear the Brentford shirt or embark on a new chapter in his career. Nonetheless, his performance in the recent friendly provides a promising glimpse of what he could offer to any team fortunate enough to acquire his talents.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney remains unchanged as he competes in his first game since his long-term ban as he got on the scoresheet in a friendly where The B FC drew 2-2 with Serie B club Como Tuesday, October 3.
Toney, the England national team striker, has been serving an eight-month ban for football betting since May, he will be released from the ban and will be back on the pitch on January 17, 2024.
However, after playing in the friendly, Toney made his debut in a friendly against Como, where the two teams clashed behind closed doors, with the Evening Standard saying: The Brentford star played 61 minute of action and also scored a goal.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the 27-year-old, who has been given the green light to return to training with the club’s first team, is likely to play extra games behind closed doors to help him regain fitness before his return. the field for the first team after being released from his suspension.
However, there is a high possibility that Toney will move clubs as he has received interest from Arsenal and Chelsea, two London giants, while Thomas Frank, the manager of the Bees, openly admits that the club could sell the star is still under contract until 2025 if he gets the right fee.
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