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Ivan Toney banned from football for 8 months

Ivan Toney, Brentford forward has been banned from football for eight months for 232 betting breaches.

The 27-year-old will not be able to play for his club or England until January 16, 2024.

The decision could impact the chances of a summer move for Toney, who has two years left on his Brentford deal but has been linked with Manchester United.

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Ivan Toney, who has scored 20 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Brentford this season, was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad in March.

A Football Association statement said: “Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football and football-related activity with immediate effect for eight months, which runs up to and including 16 January 2024, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.

“The Brentford FC forward was charged with 262 breaches of FA Rule E8 in total between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.

“The FA subsequently withdrew 30 of these breaches and he admitted to the remaining 232.

“His sanctions were subsequently imposed by an independent Regulatory Commission following a personal hearing.

“He is permitted to return to training only with his club for the final four months of his suspension starting from 17 September 2023.

“The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for these sanctions will be published in due course, and The FA will wait to review them before commenting further.”

Ivan Toney, 27, began his career at hometown club Northampton before moving to Newcastle in 2015.

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After three years at the club, he moved to Peterborough where he scored 49 goals in 94 appearances in all competitions.

His form earned him a big-money move to Brentford and he helped the Bees to Premier League promotion after scoring 33 times in his debut season.

Ivan Toney scored 12 goals in his first season in the top flight with the west London club.

He made his England debut in March as he came on as a substitute in a 2-0 victory against Ukraine at Wembley.

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