Everton to rival Leicester City Brentford striker Ivan Toney
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Everton to rival Leicester City Brentford striker Ivan Toney

Premier League duo of Everton and Leicester City will fight it out for the services of Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

Toney has had an outstanding campaign in the Championship and has revealed his desire of playing in the Premier League in the future and according to The Athletic, his wish might be granted in the coming season.

Toney has featured in 48 matches for the Bees this term scoring 30 goals and providing ten assists in the process across all competitions. According to stats from whoscored, the 25-year-old has averaged 0.6 tackles, 0.8 clearances, 3.0 shots, 1.0 key passes, and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the EFL Championship this season.

Everton is said to be in the market for a striker with Dominic Calvert Lewin said to be a target for Manchester United with the player set to cover for the England international should his goals dry up of should he get an injury; his presence expected to provide competition for Everton strikers too.

Leicester is said to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy with the club only having Iheanacho as his only understudy. 

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