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Newcastle Likely To Announce Striker Signing Today

8:22 am, Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

There was news yesterday that Ivan Toney was having his medical at Newcastle United, and it’s likely that Newcastle will announce the signing of the 19 year-old striker from Northampton Town today.

We have been after Toney for some time now, and seem to have beaten off other clubs to his signature.

It helped that he is keen to join Newcastle.

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Ivan Toney – could sign for Newcastle today

With the very good news yesterday that Chancel Mbemba has finally been signed by Newcastle on a five year deal subject to receiving a visa, the club probably didn’t want to announce Toney yesterday – even if everything had been tied up with the transfer.

So if the news was correct yesterday about having his medical yesterday – it was initially reported by ITV News and BBC Northampton – then there’s a good chance he could be announced today, as Newcastle’s fourth signing of the summer.

But he will not challenge for a first team place immediately, and Newcastle are likely to loan him out for a season – maybe back to Northampton Town.

That’s what we did last summer when we signed Nottingham Forest defenders Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles, who are now part of the first team squad at Newcastle.

Ivan is a great prospect and was just 16 years old when he made his first team debut at Northampton Town in November of 2012, and he became the youngest first team player in the Cobblers history.

Since then he has made 60 appearances with 13 goals and 6 assists for his home town club.

The 5ft 10ins tall center- forward  is expected to cost around £500K and he will be one for the future at Newcastle, although Steve McClaren may want to have a good look at him before sending him  out on loan.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Off topic + not a paper I read but:
    Telegraph reckons we are the 3rd worst run team in the country!
    “born out of arrogance, complacency and a flawed business model where profits are more important than the strength of the football team. It is a broken football club that needs a huge repair job over the summer.”
    We are not alone …

  • 2 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Development squad players shouldn’t really merit a thread to themselves

  • 3 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    ….. it goes on:
    ” It hard to imagine a club owner more universally despised than Mike Ashley, whose Sports Direct-tastic stewardship has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the vast majority of Newcastle fans. “

  • 4 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    You are using the wrong tense (or the telly graph is)
    WERE one of the worst run clubs

  • 5 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Getting back to the football before this turns into anther boring “we hate the owner” fest.
    A friend of mine with Derby connections tells me that Macca has been sniffing round Will Hughes which is why Paul Clement has been lavish with his praise for the lad in an effort to hang on to him.

  • 6 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    But surly that’s all changed – we buying lots of players and we have Stheve – what could possibly go wrong?

  • 7 EllaGuru // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Why not Jib?

    Many on here criticize the lack of depth in the squad. So it makes perfect sense to report on a potential signing of an up and coming youngster.

  • 8 the broons // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:35 AM


    out of curiosity who were the 2 below us? my guess is blackpool and possibly portsmouth?

  • 9 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    It the least you can expect – cherry pick a few championship players especially from previous clubs, I think we shall see / seeing more Dutch.
    But it’s time to walk the dog

  • 10 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    In that case why was there no thread on Lewis Suddick ? A much more interesting story.

  • 11 LocalZero // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    The telegraph was banned by NUFC so it’s hardly surprising they hate Ashley. Of the ten teams in their list there isn’t one whose position is rather be in. None have any money at all and are free falling down the leagues.

  • 12 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    I didn’t look
    – but it was QPR and Blackpool !
    It’s the curse of W@nga..

  • 13 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Will Hughes may be a Championship player but he was picked for England U21 at 17 , the last one to do that was Theo Walcott.

  • 14 the broons // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    ahh of course qpr.

    transfer policy of the last 5 years is to sign useless has been players well in their 30’s and give them a stupid wage while at it. And no it wasn’t fat Sam, it was arry redknapp.

  • 15 firebug666 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Remembering Sir Bobby Robson

    6 years ago today Sir Bobby passed away, arguably the best manager we ever had.

    RIP Sir Bobby, and thanks for all those memories.

  • 16 OneAlanShearer // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    There’s only one Bobby Robson, one Bobby Robson, walking along singing a song walking in a Robson wonderland…..

    Gone but never forgotten. The true gentleman of football.

  • 17 EllaGuru // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Fair point. However are you not now justifying threads for development players?

  • 18 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Curious as to why a 19 year old player that we’ve signed(signing) is regarded as ‘future prospect’ and ‘one for the development squad’ in some people’s eyes, yet we’ve signed two 20 year olds who are expected to come in and set the world alight.

    Is Toney no where near their level? If so, why are we getting him? Or are we putting too much weight on the shoulders of Mitrovic and Mbemba?

  • 19 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Quite Possibly

  • 20 EllaGuru // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Arguably one of the best English managers!

    Passion, talent, charisma, integrity, honesty

    The man is a true legend.

    I still smile when I remember his post-match interview where he referred to a Jenas goal as a “wizard goal”

  • 21 Whumpie // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Back on topic, while I’m pleased to see this guy arrive it does feel like the wallet had now shut and we’re going in to the season with a very poor defense. Again.
    We have just one top-end defender in Janmaart. The rest are either too old, too young, untested or not god enough (yet).
    While I do rate others such as Hairdryer and Dummett I think we are crying out for a CB boss to replace Colo – and we still don’t have a LB to match Janmaart on the left.
    So as things stand I think it’s more of the same from Ashley – do just enough to avoid relegation. No more.

  • 22 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    From previous posts you have made your comments are totally unsurprising , totally predictable and totally wrong (in my opinion of course)

  • 23 Derek // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    For a successfully run premier league club, what we’ve spent this window should be a regular occurrence at a MINIMUM! That’s without selling off just about every player that becomes good.

    One splurge in 8 years of ownership is not good enough and it’s disappointing that some people have been convinced that it is. Especially considering Mike Ashley is the #22 richest man in Britain.

  • 24 bob // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Andros Townsend, is being lined up for Newcastle United.

  • 25 firebug666 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:58 AM


    I say arguably as it’s always open to debate, and not everyone agrees.

    I do however agree with you, he was a true gentleman, who unleashed the passion of the crowd as he walked out to the dug out, raised his hand and applauded us.

    I don’t think (even with the passion for the club we have) that could ever be repeated.

    So many great games, with Sir Bobby on the touchline kicking every ball, shouting at the players, and restraining the urge to run out there.

    The man lived the passion that we so sadly lack today.

    Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

  • 26 beermonkey // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM


    that’s a fair point but I think its more to do with the standard he has been playing and training with
    give him till xmas with the u21s then send him back out onloan at a better standard of club

    I don’t mind the fact he is 19 lots of players develop late and slip through the cracks

  • 27 EllaGuru // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:06 AM


    *tear rolls down cheek!

  • 28 the broons // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    RIP Sir Bobby, gone but never forgotten. Legend.

  • 29 EllaGuru // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:10 AM


    We should, you are right.

    However lets try and maintain a modicum of optimism. Ashley came out and said he would spend, and so far, he has stuck to his word. Still a couple of weeks left in the transfer window

  • 30 gaz 44 // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    I think it’s a bit early to write lascelles and Darlow off just yet.. pearce and the fans were up in arms when they were originally sold.. They may not of had a great season but that could of been down to the fact they knew they weren’t going to be at Forrest this season. Couple of bad games in preseason isn’t enough to warrant thinking there crap.
    Remember a few years ago Fraser Forster making a few howlers at a preseason game at Leeds before subsequently been sold .. He’s not done too bad for himself now has he

  • 31 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Good to see Ivan joining the team.
    He just needs to avoid eating too many of his relatives most excellent Ice Creams when in town otherwise his fitness might suffer.
    99 anyone ?

  • 32 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Various comments about SBR and passion.
    The passion exists within the fans and the City – but needs to be released from recent constraints and frustrations ( Ashley, Pardew, Carver etc )
    One of the challenges is that the modern game is “packaged” and “franchised” based on the American model of attending sporting events and for the benefit of Sky and as Disney style family themes creep into the arena of sport.
    It’s evolved to become somewhat sterile as mascots, half time ” Its a knockout” type games and restrictions on “singing areas” ( the fact that we talk of designated “areas” for singing says much as to how everything is packaged ) become the norm. God forbid that chanting fans would interrupt the Corporate fans being able to talk about the weather.
    Maybe we need to crank up the volume and turn SJP back into the fortress of old.
    More night time games under floodlights would be good.
    Stand up (except the stewards will tell you to sit down ) and be counted.
    “Free the Newcastle 52,000” should be the motto.

  • 33 Dublin Toon Army // Jul 31, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Yeah all well and good signing youngsters, and any signings make me happy, but for Christ sake just give me 1 more cb and I’ll sleep at night. If we get 1 more I really think we have a decent side next year

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