Chelsea interested in signing 26 year old striker similar in style to Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba
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Chelsea transfer target Ivan Toney is similar in style to Blues legend Didier Drogba, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Speaking to Givemesport, the journalist said: “He’s similar in style to Drogba, whether he’s as good a player as Didier Drogba, that’s still open for debate.

“Drogba is a Chelsea legend, played at the highest level throughout his career as well, so Ivan Toney’s still got a lot to do to be named amongst those like Didier Drogba.

“We know what Ivan Toney brings to the table. He’s a good frontman, can lead the line, can score goals and he’s very powerful in the air.”

The 26-year-old has been in fantastic form this season, scoring 10 goals in 14 Premier League outings. Brentford will reportedly demand £50million for his transfer.

Just like Drogba, Toney is very strong in the air. As per FBref, over the last year, Toney has ranked in the 86th percentile for aerials won among forwards.