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‘Better served’: £40m player urged to join Newcastle over Manchester United

Ivan Toney has been told that he is ‘better served’ securing a transfer to Newcastle United over Manchester United, according to Ale Moreno on ESPN.

The Brentford striker has been tipped to make a transfer this summer, with several Premier League clubs looking at the 26-year-old, including Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham.

Toney was on the books at St James’ Park as a youngster, but the £40 million-rated star ended up dropping as far down as England’s third tier, before he picked his career up again and shone in Brentford colours.

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Last season, the hard-hitting striker scored 12 Premier League goals from 33 Premier League games, as Thomas Frank’s side secured their safety in a pretty comfortable fashion.

But those goals have now caught the eye of several clubs, as ESPN pundit Moreno shared why he should pick Newcastle over Erik ten Hag’s side.

“He maybe on his way,” said Moreno. “Now, when you mentioned those two teams, Newcastle United and Manchester United, I think it’s more likely that he will go to a club like Newcastle that is building themselves into something.

“But they aren’t in a position where they can challenge for a top-four spot, rather than taking the big leap to Manchester United.

“How much ever you think Manchester United have struggled over the past few seasons, it still is a major jump. Ivan Toney is 26, so you know what he is like as a player, it’s not like he’s going to be significantly better from here on out that he is going to jump straight from Brentford to Manchester United.

“Even if he did, then I don’t know what the role there is for him at Manchester United. If there is a role, then it tells us how limited they can be in the attack. I think Ivan Toney would be better served to go to Newcastle.”

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Callum Wilson is the main man up front for Newcastle, with £20 million January signing, Chris Wood, playing a back-up role to the Englishman.

But if the Magpies added Toney to their ranks, would he get ahead of Wilson? Perhaps not. He is better than Wood, but Wilson is more proven than the Bees star.

Given the Saudi-owned money that has been pumped into the club, they can afford to sign a player like Wood for six months and then be happy to part ways with him not so long after.

There’s no doubt that the potential arrival of Toney would elevate Howe’s squad, and in truth, given Wilson’s injury record at Newcastle, it would probably be wise to add another striker to the team this summer.
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