As we expected Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney was at St. James’ Park for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach, and it looks like he is still waiting for a decision to be made by Newcastle on whether they should sign him.
He has been on a two day trail training with the Newcastle Development squad and he will await the decision made by Newcastle.
There’s Ivan Toney in the cap watching the game today
McClaren has said that Newcastle are still undecided on whether to sign Ivan Toney but that they will assess what he did in training and decide whether to sign him.
This is what McClaren told the journalists after the game:
“Northampton have allowed him to train for a couple of days. He’s done that and we will assess that.”
“He has trained with Peter Beardsley in the U21s, now we just have to sit him down and assess what we are going to do.”
It looks like Peter Beardsley will have a big say in whether Newcastle will sign Toney, and he will have seen whether he’s better than the lads already at the club.
We suppose that’s the comparison Newcastle wanted to make, by having him train with the U21s for a couple of days.
Toney has played for Northampton Town 60 times with 13 goals and 6 assists since making his debut back in 2012.
We should hear very shortly what the decision is.