Newcastle haven’t signed one single player so far but there’s news in the Mirror that we are about to sign 19 year-old striker Ivan Toney from Northampton Town.
Toney made his first team debut for Northampton in November 2012, in a 3–3 draw with Bradford City in the FA Cup, and became at 16 years old the youngest first team player in Northampton’s history.
Ian Toney – 19 year-old Northampton striker
Ivan will not cost much and the Mirror is reporting that Newcastle will pay around £300K for the 5′ 11¨ tall striker who doesn’t turn 20 until next March.
We would have liked the first signing to be a big name – like Charlie Austin for example – but maybe this will give Newcastle a bit of momentum in the transfer window.
Ivan will be expected to join Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, but of course if he’s good enough then Steve McClaren will give him his chance in the first team squad.
It’s also possible that Newcastle will loan him out to a Championship side next season, but the Newcastle head coach will want to take a look at him first in pre-season.
This weekend is also supposed to be a crucial one according to the local papers, as the club tries to bring in one or two of our top transfer targets.
Newcastle fans are waiting for something to happen in what has so far been a boring and disappointing summer.
Since our last game of the season six weeks ago, when we only just avoided relegation, we still haven’t signed one of our transfer targets.