Eriksen linked up well with Ivan Toney last season after moving to the Bees on a free transfer in January. However, the partnership was only able to flourish in West London for six months, as Eriksen left Brentford at the end of the campaign.
Brentford offered him the chance to extend his contract there. But when Man Utd called, the midfielder had to accept.
Eriksen signed for the Red Devils on a three-year contract. And after a rough start with Erik ten Hag, he is now very important to the way Man Utd play.
Toney continues to impress at Brentford, despite Eriksen having left. The 26-year-old has scored six goals in just nine Premier League games so far this season; only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have scored more than him.
Toney has become a transfer target for Man Utd as they look to upgrade their centre-forward ranks. Ten Hag is wary that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to move on, while the manager is still analyzing Marcus Rashford’s performances as a spearhead in attack.
In September, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano suggested that Man Utd could go all out for Toney in the summer of 2023. Back then, he claimed the recent England call-up would cost between £40m and £45m.
He has not had any new terms since moving to Brentford from Peterborough in 2020.
Toney’s current contract expires in 2025, putting the club in a relatively strong position. However, they are aware of Man Utd’s interest in the striker and hope a new deal will end the tie.
Toney will be offered a pay rise that will take his weekly salary to over £100,000. This is likely to make him the top earner at Community Stadium, given the club’s finances.
The report also reveals Brentford’s exit position and what Man Utd will have to do to catch Toney. He claims his new contract will include a release clause, and Man Utd will simply have to match this to bring the striker to Manchester.
There is no mention of how much the release clause will be worth; maybe this will come to light once Toney signs the deal.