IVAN TONEY’s impending ban for betting breaches could cost Brentford TENS OF MILLIONS as the Bees planned on cashing in on their star man in the summer, according to reports.
The 26-year-old was charged with 232 alleged breaches between 2017 and 2021 last November, and another 30 a month later.
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According to Sky Sports, Toney is expected to be banned for a minimum of six months.
And now the Daily Mail are reporting that Brentford may not be able to cash in on Toney as planned.
The striker has netted 26 Premier League goals across the last two seasons for the Bees, attracting interest from a host of top clubs.
But with Toney expected to be out of action, his £50m valuation could dwindle.
And the player will only have two years left on the five-year deal he signed worth around £20,000-a-week when he joined from Peterborough.
Toney is also expecting a significant pay rise if he’s to put pen to paper on new terms.
The player used to be on the Toon’s books between 2015-2018.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank backed Toney, following his striker’s complaints about his guilty plea being revealed by Sportsmail.
Frank said: “We share Ivan’s disappointment with leaks in a confidential case and the timing of them just before this international break.
“The talk of a potential ban is disappointing.”