KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham is interested in signing Brentford's Ivan Toney, a report said
  • Toney has scored more goals than Harry Kane in the last two seasons
  • Kane's future with the Spurs is uncertain, reports claimed

Tottenham Hotspur has put a goalscoring machine on its transfer wish list, a report says.

The 2020-21 season has been tough for the Spurs. Following Jose Mourinho’s departure, Harry Kane’s future with the club is now rumored to be uncertain.

At this point, one thing likely to happen at Tottenham is a major revamp in the next transfer window. As early as now, the Spurs have earmarked Brentford striker Ivan Toney as a potential target, Football Insider reported, citing unnamed sources. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

Tottenham has joined a handful of big-name clubs tailing Toney, who has become one of the most coveted players in English football. The Spurs have no intention of signing loanee Carlos Vinicius permanently and instead are eyeing a well-rounded striker regardless of what will happen to Kane in the summer, the report added.

Toney has been playing some of the best games of his professional career at Brentford, and his sensational campaign could see him becoming the first striker to score 30 goals in a Championship season.

To date, the 25-year-old has already notched a whopping 29 league goals in 43 matches this season, which go along with 10 assists. What’s even more interesting is that his haul of 53 league goals in the last two seasons is 14 more than Kane’s.

Prior to being linked to Tottenham, Toney was one of the talented EFL stars who have been dreaming to seal a deal with an English Premier League club.

Despite the seemingly bigger challenges the English top flight could pose, Toney doesn’t have any problem dealing with pressure as he is already oozing with confidence. In fact, he even likened his game and style to those of legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“I’ve always liked Zlatan [Ibrahimovic],” Toney told SunSport last year. “I just love his confidence. Some people see it as arrogance but you must be like that to succeed.”

“I’m similar to Zlatan in both my confidence and the way I play,” he added. “When he wants to do something, he just does it. I have some of that in my game and personality. And I believe I’ll be a Premier League striker.”

Kane, on the other hand, has been constantly linked to a Tottenham exit heading to the end of the current season. However, new Tottenham coach Ryan Mason insisted there’s nothing to worry about.

“There’s always speculation about the best players in the world and Harry Kane is one of if not the best No. 9 in the world,” Mason recently told Evening Standard. “That talk has been there for a number of years now. In terms of managing the group, we don’t need to manage that. ”

“Harry Kane is one of the most professional guys I’ve ever seen or come across in my life,” he added. “That’s the most important thing for players. "

Tottenham's Son Heung-min (left) and Harry Kane have scored 18 goals between them this season Tottenham's Son Heung-min (left) and Harry Kane have scored 18 goals between them this season Photo: POOL / ANDREW BOYERS