Toney has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for upcoming matches against Italy and Germany, marking a fairy-tale ascent from League Two to a possible World Cup place.
Now 27, the striker has had a protracted street to the top, solely just lately grabbing the nation’s consideration when he broke the Championship scoring record to lead Brentford to the Premier League for the primary time in 2021.
Having been signed by Newcastle as a 16-year-old in 2015, Toney was loaned out to six completely different sides before being offered to Peterborough, the place he settled and started banging in goals in League One.
That in the end led to transfer to Brentford for an initial £5million, however as The Posh’s director of football, Barry Fry, told talkSPORT, he masterminded one other £5m in add ons.
“It’s fair to say I put a lot of clauses in that,” he said with a giggle.
“I have to say, Brentford have been completely improbable, they’ve paid us on the dot for each one, in fact, once they bought promotion they paid us early in order that they’ve been magnificent.
“They’ve been a special class Brentford with us, and with Ivan, they introduced him on and he’s achieved simply what he did with little outdated Peterborough, he’s achieved it with Brentford within the Championship and within the Premier League and no one deserves an England call up greater than him as a result of he’s labored very very arduous at his game.