ITV News is reporting that highly rated Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is today undergoing a medical at Newcastle United.
There was news only yesterday that Newcastle were close to signing the 19 year-old striker for around £500K plus add-ons, based on how well he does at Newcastle.
Ivan Toney having medical at Newcastle
Ivan plays for his home town club and he made his first team debut back in November of 2012, in a 3–3 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade in the FA Cup.
He was only 16 years old at the time, and he became the youngest first team player in the Cobblers history, and since then he has made 60 appearances with 13 goals and 6 assists.
That’s not bad record at all for one so young (he turned 19 on July 1st), and Newcastle have been favorites to sign the youngster and he has expressed a wish to sign for the Tyneside club.
It is expected that Steve McClaren will loan him out for the season, maybe back to Northampton, so he can continue getting first team games and develop as a footballer.
That’s what Newcastle did a year ago when we signed Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles, and then loaned them straight back to Nottingham Forest for the season.
Toney will be a good signing for Newcastle and one for the future.