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Former Chelsea forward, Daniel Sturridge has urged Ivan Toney to move to Stamford Bridge in January because his style is more suited to the kind of football being played at his old club than that of Arsenal.
Toney is reportedly being targeted by both Chelsea and Arsenal ahead of the January transfer window, as the two teams look to bolster their attacking options.
Chelsea want a more potent finisher, with Nicolas Jackson struggling to adapt to the demands of the Premier League after joining from Villarreal in the summer, while the Gunners want someone that will bring something different from what they currently have in Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.
Toney is however, serving an eight-month match ban from the Premier League after violating betting rules, and isn’t expected back on the playing pitch until January.
Speaking about the Brentford striker, and what club he would fit in at the most, Sturridge said (per the Daily Mail): “I would say he will suit Chelsea the most, he could play for Spurs. I’m not sure who needs him most as they all need him.
“He is a top striker and deserves that opportunity, Evan Ferguson is another one, I believe he has that killer instinct and the way he scores and finishes. I look at him and can see he is driven by goals and wants to do it.”
Jamie Carragher, who was in the studio with Sturridge, also offered his own perspective into the matter, adding that Toney might struggle if he moved from Brentford to a new club like Arsenal, where the demands are higher.
“Yes he could [join Arsenal] and he is a different type of striker,” said the Ex-Liverpool defender.
“Huge fan of his but making jump to a big club and can you not cope with the scrutiny, there’s not that expectation against Brentford.
“No doubt that the quality is there, but take Arsenal to title? Arsenal might need to take that chance if they don’t fix that position and the goalkeeper situation then difficult to overhaul Man City.”