EXCLUSIVE: World Cup hopeful Ivan Toney has been investigated by the FA over historic gambling allegations for SEVEN MONTHS without reaching a conclusion… but there is no indication the Brentford star has never bet against his team
- Ivan Toney under FA investigation over historic gambling allegations
- The Brentford man has not been charged and the investigation is still incomplete
- The alleged gambling activity took place before his transfer to west London
England World Cup hopeful Ivan Toney is being investigated by the FA over allegations he played football.
Toney has not been charged with any offences, but the investigation is believed to have been going on for seven months and has not yet come to a conclusion.
The investigation is believed to relate to alleged gambling activities during his time as a player in the lower leagues and before his move to Brentford.
It is believed there is no suggestion the Brentford striker ever bet on his own team to lose.
Toney, who was chosen in Gareth Southgate’s last England squad but has yet to make his debut, is said to be devastated by news of the investigation leaking.
Ivan Toney is being investigated by the FA over allegations of past gambling
He is desperate to play for his country and be part of Southgate’s World Cup squad, which will be named on Thursday.
He was proud to have been called up to the squads for recent Nations League fixtures and hopes news of the investigation will not jeopardize his chances.
Many consider Toney the ideal replacement for England captain Harry Kane, not only because of the form he has been in for Brentford, but also because he is a brilliant penalty taker who would be a major asset if England were implicated in World Cup shootings. Cup.
The 26-year-old striker says he is devastated by the leaked news of the investigation
Toney is believed to be desperate to make Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man World Cup squad
Toney took to Twitter on Saturday to post a statement on the FA investigation
Toney took to Twitter Saturday to issue a statement. He said: ‘I heard about a story about me in a national newspaper today. I have assisted the Football Association with their investigations and will not comment until that investigation is completed. I am a proud Englishman and it was always my childhood dream to play for my country in a World Cup final.
Brentford released a short statement Saturday regarding the investigation, which read: “We are noting the story regarding Ivan Toney and the FA investigation. The club will not comment.