Ivan Toney drops huge transfer hint that will excite fans of three Premier League clubs once betting ban ends in January | The Sun
BRENTFORD striker Ivan Toney has hinted that he'd be open to joining Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester United when he returns to football.
The 27-year-old is currently serving an eight-month ban from the sport for betting offences.
He is set to make a comeback in January, but Brentford could face a battle to keep him.
Several clubs have expressed an interest in signing the striker, but Toney has named the three that he'd consider joining.
Speaking to Steven Bartlett on the Diary of a CEO podcast, he said: "Everyone wants to play at the top of the tree.
"Not that Brentford aren't there, but everyone wants to play for these big clubs and compete for trophies.
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"If a chance was to come along, I would be silly not to look into it. The manager knows that I want to play at the highest level possible and whenever that time comes, so be it.
"My time at Brentford has been probably the best of my career.
"The next club I go to will be the right club. I am a Liverpool fan my whole life.
"I have liked Arsenal from young, how they play and how passionate their fans are.
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"But I'm a Liverpool boy, Liverpool fan at heart.
"I liked [Dimitar] Berbatov. I liked watching United a lot when Berbatov was there, too."
Toney was charged with 232 breaches of FA regulations before he was hit with an eight-month ban earlier this year.
The striker was also diagnosed with a gambling addiction after admitting to the offences.
He will be allowed to return to training with Brentford from next month.
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