“I will be happy if he join Chelsea this month” – Jason Cundy says he would love Premier League striker to join Chelsea this month
Amidst the buzz surrounding the January transfer window, former footballer turned TalkSPORT pundit, Jason Cundy, openly expresses his enthusiasm at the prospect of Brentford’s Ivan Toney making a move to Chelsea.
The spotlight on Toney has intensified, particularly as he returns to the pitch after serving an eight-month suspension, adding intrigue to Brentford’s clash against Nottingham Forest this Saturday. The 27-year-old has become a fixture in Premier League discussions, with Chelsea often mentioned as a potential suitor.
Renowned journalist Simon Phillips recently revealed through Substack that Chelsea’s ownership has internally contemplated the possibility of acquiring Toney. The transfer chatter gained momentum as Toney himself articulated his desire to play for a more prominent club competing for trophies in an interview with Sky Sports this week.
Toney, previously lauded as “remarkable” by Bees manager Thomas Frank (BBC), stood out as one of the Premier League’s top No. 9s last season. The question looms, however: will he seamlessly reclaim that status after a prolonged absence from the football scene?
Jason Cundy, in no uncertain terms, shares his optimism regarding the potential union of Ivan Toney and Chelsea. He states on TalkSPORT, “If we find out by the end of the transfer window Ivan Toney has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Chelsea, I’d be delighted. He is exactly what Chelsea need.”
Cundy’s analysis revolves around the void left by Diego Costa’s departure and emphasizes the need for a formidable physical presence up top. In his view, Toney perfectly fits that mold and could be the missing link to elevate Chelsea’s gameplay.
Echoing Cundy’s sentiment, it is suggested that Toney possesses the attributes sought in Chelsea’s quest for their next center-forward. Should the English striker showcase match fitness and sharpness for Brentford this evening, the recommendation is for Chelsea to expedite any interest they may have in securing his talents for Stamford Bridge.