Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs who have lost out to Brentford in the race to sign Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney, a report from The Sun, via Nottinghamshire Live, has claimed.
Toney enjoyed an outstanding season in League One with Posh during the shortened 2019/20 campaign, in which he scored 24 goals in just 32 league appearances for the club.
Not surprisingly therefore, Toney has attracted plenty of transfer interest, and it seems as though his next destination has now been decided, with Nottinghamshire Live citing reports from The Sun that say a deal has been agreed to take Toney to Brentford for a fee of around £4million.
That, Nottinghamshire Live point out, is something that could well be a source of disappointment for Forest, who they note have previously been linked with a move for Toney, as have Premier League outfit Brighton and Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
Is missing out on Toney a setback for Forest?
This will undoubtedly be a blow for Forest.
It is no secret they need a goalscorer to take some of the burden off Lewis Grabban upfront, and Toney’s record this season certainly suggests that he could have filled that role.
Missing out on him will therefore be frustrating for the club as they look to mount another push for promotion next season, following the disappointment of the campaign just gone.
However, there are of course plenty of other strikers for Forest to target to fill that role now, and with the transfer window having only just opened, there is still plenty of time for them to get their man in, whoever it may eventually be.