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Striker Still Expected To Sign For Newcastle

8:01 am, Saturday, August 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is on Tyneside and was supposed to have had a medical at Newcastle before a deal was signed for the 19 year-old, and there was news yesterday that Toney trained with the squad yesterday with Steve McClaren looking on.

The Chronicle reported yesterday the youngster is essentially on a two day trial and will train with the U21 squad as he is assessed by the coaches, with a view to signing a deal that will be up to £500K.

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Ivan Toney – having two day trial

He was reported to be on Tyneside on Thursday having a medical, and that may have already happened, but the two day trial started yesterday and will complete today.

We would expect the teenager to be at the game this afternoon against Borussia Monchengladbach – and presumably he will know by then if Newcastle will sign him.

He was almost signed by Wolves last summer, and is a very highly young striker who has one year left on his contract at his home town club.

He’s played 60 games for Northampton with 13 goals and 6 assist, and when he made his debut back in November 2012, he became the youngest first team player in the Cobblers history at just 16 years old.

That was in a 3–3 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade in the FA Cup.

The clubs are reported to be close on a fee thought to be anywhere from £300K to £500K depending on which reports you read,

He would likely be loaned out for the season if he signs on at Newcastle, once Steve McClaren and the coaching staff are able to take a closer look at him in training.

Newcastle will continue to bring in youngsters like Ivan, as they try to spot up and coming talent who are still teenagers.

Comments welcome.

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

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SUTTY1978 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    13 goals in three years, sign him up before Barcelona start sniffing around……

  • 2 scout // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    I have some infomation on a great young player. But who do I inform?

  • 3 Tsunki // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 4 Belfast // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    John Carver scout

  • 5 Belfast // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Get the impression that Graham Carr wants this kid and McClaren isn’t really sure about him, hence the trial.

  • 6 croftus5678 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    macca wants to trim the squad to 20 players it seems !

    wonder who he will keep ?

  • 7 SUTTY1978 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    I’d assume Lascelles is on the list of players who have disappointed in pre-season. Hope that 20 man limit doesn’t include players under 21.
    I live in Derby and one of the criticisms of McClaren was similar to ours of Pardew. Did well with his first choice little group but as soon as 2 or 3 got crocked he struggled to compensate with either a change of shape or getting the new selection right.
    Does worry me that we are setting up 4231. I think everyone is aware of how well that has worked out for us in the past. Perhaps he will get it nicely blended, time will tell I guess

  • 8 SUTTY1978 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    If he bulks out a bit at least he would have a good nickname, Fat Tony.

  • 9 croftus5678 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:23 AM




  • 10 croftus5678 // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    @9 i mean mbemba now mbiwa >.<

  • 11 Reyantoon // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Haven’t saw how we played so far under SM.
    May be i will get a chance today.Has he played 4231 in all of the ps games?
    Would prefer him to try 442 than 433 though.B/c i think we were more effective with the former in the past.If u want to play 433,i think u need to have pacey and swift fast tracking wingers.
    Otherwise,we gona be vulnerable all the time.
    And i think SM played some players out of position,like Bigi,Ferguson or the like,because he was testing them how good enough they are for the club.Who should be included in the 25 man squad and who should not.So he must have grasped by now who is good & who is not.That’s why there was a report today saying SM set to decide who should stay,be sold or loaned.I think we may have a better understanding of the team today and definitely by the coaching team!!

  • 12 Ron Knee // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    While I was underwhelmed by McClaren’s appointment, I think he has one advantage over more interesting coaches (eg Garde) and that is his ability to negotiate the shark-infested waters of the NUFC hierarchy. He is a friend of Carr’s, has more stature than Pardew/Carver (not difficult) and has good contacts in Europe.
    Whether he will be able to do anything with our current team remains to be seen.

  • 13 Slank // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Well wouldn’t you believe it, what a coincidence that Toney is from Northampton Town and Graham Carr used to be their manager from 1962-1968.

  • 14 sing in the corner // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Wonder if we can kidnap Borussia’s defender alvaro dominguez when they visit us

  • 15 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    If we r sticking to 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3. We will need to sign one more winger and CB

    IF we are using 4-1-2-1-2 we need one more CB and striker.

    BUT a new CB is must.

  • 16 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    In the last 10 yrs ever since RIP Sir Bobby left many teams have by passed us but we have stayed a big team in Europe. Spurs Stoke Everton Southampton and now Swansea have passed us but the pedigree we have for tge past years still stays and we will attrack better players after the top 7 Everton inclusive.

    A big thank u for making our pedigree for the last years.
    Kevin Keagan Sir Bobby Alan Shearer John Hall Shepherd Ginola Asprilla Gary Speed Ferdinard Shay Given Peter Beardsley Phillip Albert SuperMac Bobby Moncur Chalton. Thank u fot making us a big CLUB.

  • 17 scout // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Some right ones on here today one says leave de jong on the bench and the other says Carr wants Toney because of the Northampton link. They dont even need to money, do some research.

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