Brentford goal machine Ivan Toney would be a “great replacement” for Carlos Vinicius at Tottenham this summer, according to Paul Robinson.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one questioned whether the 25-year-old would be willing to be a bit-part player in the eventuality Harry Kane stays at Spurs.

This site revealed on Saturday that the London club have joined the race to sign the Championship’s top scorer ahead of the summer transfer window.

Tottenham want to sign a senior striker regardless of whether Kane engineers an exit later this year with the club not intending to pursue a permanent deal for loanee Carlos Vinicius.

Toney has contributed a staggering 30 goals and 10 assists in 44 Championship appearances this term.

Robinson believes a move to a mid-table Premier League club is more likely.

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“If Vinicius goes back Toney would be a great replacement for him,” he told Football Insider.

“Vinicius has not set the world alight this year. He has done OK in patches but he has proven that he is no direct replacement for Harry Kane.

“It is a position they will have to look at if Kane stays or goes. If he goes it is going to be a huge problem area because they are going to need to sign two strikers.

“It is a hard sell when Harry Kane is there though because you can only play when he is out injured. He is so important to that team even when he is not 100 per cent fit.

“I really rate Ivan Toney but he needs to play week in, week out. He will not want to be a bit-part player who plays the odd cup game.

“Look at what Ollie Watkins has done at Villa. Toney would be better off going to a mid-table Premier League club, this is if Brentford don’t get promoted.”

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