Opinion: Brentford's promotion rules Liverpool out of race for Toney
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Opinion: Brentford's promotion rules Liverpool out of race for Toney

Brentford’s win in the Championship play-off final should ensure that Liverpool do not make a move to sign their key striker Ivan Toney.

The Bees were promoted to the Premier League for the first time ever after a comprehensive 2-0 against Swansea at Wembley.

Early goals from Emiliano and Toney were enough to secure the win. Swansea finished the game with 10 men after Jay Fulton was sent off in the 65th minute.

Next season will be their first in the top flight for 74 years.

Toney scored 31 times to break the record for the most goals in a Championship season. This saw a whole host of sides linked with the frontman.

Toney to Liverpool very unlikely

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Meanwhile, Liverpool are said to be on the lookout for a striker this summer.

While there was not much speculation linking Toney to Liverpool, the player himself said last year that a move to Anfield would be his dream.

A homegrown player with that good goal record would not be a bad signing by any means.

However, now that Brentford will be playing Premier League football next season, Toney will probably stay at the club.

Had they stayed in the Championship, he would have surely got a move.

His price tag will also surely sky-rocket now that Brentford will not need to sell him.

Perhaps if they had stayed in the second tier and Toney was available on the cheap, Liverpool could have got their hands on him.

But there is no chance that they will spend £30m+ on a player that is now 25-years-old.

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