Date: 12th October 2022 at 11:10am
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Tottenham Hotspur face Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday, hoping to move a step closer to qualification from Group D of the Champions League. 

Antonio Conte’s side currently sit second in the group, having won one, drawn one and lost one of their first three games.

Spurs will be hopeful of still qualifying for the last 16, and as ever they will be relying on Harry Kane’s goals to see them past the German side.

The Lilywhites’ talisman has scored eight of their 20 league goals so far this season, and it now appears that Conte is eyeing a move for a second striker to ease the reliance on Kane.

As reported by Football Insider, Spurs are monitoring Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

The report claims that the north London side have watched the Englishman several times, including during The Bees’ 5-1 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Toney, 26, is enjoying a superb start to the new season, having scored six goals and registered two assists in just nine league games.

Toney is being monitored by Tottenham

The forward scored at St. James’ Park on Saturday, with his penalty halving The Magpies’ lead to 2-1, although the hosts then ran riot.

Only Erling Haaland and Kane have scored more goals in the Premier League so far this season, and Toney was rewarded for his fine form with his first England call-up last month.

The ex-Newcastle man was included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for The Three Lions’ games against Italy and Germany, but he failed to make his senior debut.

Spurs are believed to be considering a number of strikers as they look to bolster their attacking options and add backup for Kane.

Toney was sold by Newcastle in 2018 for just £350,000, joining League One side Peterborough United, and he scored 49 goals in 93 matches for the club.

His scintillating form for The Posh earned him a move to Brentford in 2020, and he has since impressed, scoring 53 goals in 99 games for The Bees.

The Brentford man suits the type of striker that Conte is searching for, with his physicality and directness both key parts of his game.

Last term, he scored 12 goals in 33 Premier League matches as Brentford finished 13th in their first ever season in the competition.

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