Who is Ivan Toney?
Ivan is an English professional footballer who plays for Brentford, a Premier League team.
The Premier League is the highest level of the English football league system. The league’s cup is contested by 20 clubs; it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League.
Ivan Toney’s full name is Ivan Benjamin Elijah Toney. He plays an attack-centre forward position with his right dominant foot.
Toney joined Brentford from Peterborough on September 1, 2020, for a transfer fee in the region of £5 million and around £10 million with add-ons.
His transfer fee is the highest for Peterborough at the time. The player’s five-year contract will run out on June 30, 2025.
Toney’s football agent is CAA Stellar.
Ivan Toney was born in Northampton, one of the largest towns in England. He has a dual citizenship – England and Jamaica.
Ivan Toney was born on March 16, 1996. He is currently 27 years old as of March 16, 2023.
His mother’s name is Liza. He has two sisters, namely: Jemma and Jasmine and two half-brothers from the same mother.
Wife and children
Toney and his former partner and girlfriend Katie have a son named Ivan Toney Jr., born in August 2019.
Ivan Toney attended the soccer academy of his hometown, Northampton.
He became the youngest player to represent Northampton Town when he made his first-team debut in 2012, and scored 13 goals in 60 matches across all competitions before joining Newcastle United in 2015.
In his first season at Newcastle, he had two successive loan spells with Barnsley, winning the 2015–16 Football League Trophy and the 2016 League One play-offs.
Toney spent the next two years on loan in League One with Shrewsbury Town, Scunthorpe United, and Wigan Athletic.
In 2018, Toney joined Peterborough United permanently for an undisclosed fee, where he was named both League One top scorer and Player of the Season in 2019–20.
He then signed for Brentford, where his record-setting 31 goals scored during the 2020–21 season helped the club earn promotion to the Premier League.
Toney received his first call-up for the England national team in 2022 before making his debut in 2023.
He finished as the third-highest scorer in the Premier League last season having found the net 20 times, ranking behind only Harry Kane (30) and Golden Boot winner Erling Haaland (36).
Ivan Toney signed a 5 year / £5,460,000 contract with the Brentford F.C., including an annual average salary of £1,092,000.
Found guilty of betting on own club
In May 2023, after his 20 goals helped Brentford to a top-half finish, he was found guilty of 232 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules and banned from football for eight months, until January 17, 2024.
According to reports, Ivan Toney repeatedly placed bets on matches his own team were involved in, including 13 occasions when he backed his club to lose, and gave “clearly false” answers to the investigation into his breaches of gambling rules, an independent regulatory commission has found.
The charges in full:
- 126 bets were in respect of matches in competitions in which Toney’s club at that time was playing in.
- Of those 126, 29 were in respect of the club Toney was playing for at the time.
- Of those 29, 16 were on his own team to win 15 different matches. Toney played in 11 of those games.
- Of those 29, the remaining 13 were placed on Toney’s team to lose – although Toney did not play in any of those matches.
- Of the 126 bets, 15 were placed on Toney to score. These were done at a time when it was not public knowledge whether he was playing or not.
It was reported that the FA initially wanted to impose a 15-month ban on Toney because he attempted to conceal his betting and knew it was against the rules, and that Toney knowingly gave “clearly false answers” during his interviews with the FA.
Psychiatrist Dr Philip Hopley gave evidence to the FA and the commission reduced an 11-month sanction by three months after it was confirmed Toney became “determined to address his gambling problem with therapy”.
Ivan Toney current market value is estimated at €35 million. His transfer worth peaked as high as €50 million in March 2023.
Brentford know that Toney is keen on moving to a bigger club and the England international will only have 18 months left on his deal.?
Toney has made it clear to Brentford that he is not keen on signing a new deal despite club’s manager, Thomas Frank, offering his full support and a new contract when he was hit with the ban in May for 232 breaches of the FA betting rules.
Chelsea and Tottenham are also watching developments closely, while Manchester United were keen until they signed Rasmus Hojlund.
But it is Arsenal who are pushing to be in pole position and the Gunner’s manager, Arteta has gained a knack for being persuasive with transfer targets, having convinced Declan Rice to move to the Emirates ahead of City and Bayern Munich last summer.
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