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Report: West Ham are keen on Championship goal machine

West Ham are keen on signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to Eurosport.

The 24-year-old has been in terrific form in the Championship this season, as he has scored 23 goals contributed nine assists.

The Hammers will need to sign a new striker in the summer after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January and failing to bring in a replacement for the Ivorian.

As things stand, Michail Antonio is the only recognized striker in the squad as David Moyes looks to lead his side to a European finish. 

Toney is valued at €10 million (Transfermarkt), but it is likely that the Bees would be able to ask for a much higher price than that given his performances in the second tier this term. 

The Englishman has certainly proved that he is ready for Premier League football but whether the Hammers stand a good chance of signing him could depend upon whether Brentford are promoted to the top-flight.

The Bees are currently top of the Championship and are in line to automatically win promotion to the top-flight. Should they end up achieving their goal, it is unlikely that they will be willing to part ways with the striker.

However, if they end up failing to secure promotion, it is unlikely that Toney will stay in the second tier.

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