By Craig Scott

18th Jul, 2022 | 7:40pm

'Astronomical' Leeds United bid needed to sign Ivan Toney from Brentford as Jesse Marsch stance emerges

Leeds United would have to table an “astronomical” bid to tempt Brentford into selling Elland Road-linked striker Ivan Toney this summer, according to iNews.

The news outlet reported on Monday (18 July) that Brentford have no intention of selling the 26-year-old centre-forward, who’s been linked with Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham and Manchester United.

The Sun reported on Saturday (16 July) that Leeds were weighing up a move to sign the former Newcastle striker with Jesse Marsch seeing him as a “perfect” strike partner for Patrick Bamford.

No point

Brentford aren’t going to sell Toney.

He was incredible for the Bees last season as they impressed in their debut Premier League campaign.

The Northampton-born striker scored 14 goals and supplied six assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for the West London club.

And while Leeds have a lot of money weighing down their pockets after selling Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, Toney is invaluable to Brentford.

It’ll take too much to twist their arm and even if a fee can be agreed with the Bees, would Toney want to join us?

Brentford finished above us last season and in West London, Toney knows he’s got a guaranteed spot in the starting line-up.

He’d risk losing that if he went to Leeds.

While March does view Toney as someone who can partner Bamford, there’s no guarantee of that being the case on a weekly basis.

This one isn’t happening, unfortunately.

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