There was news last week that 19 year-old Newcastle striker Ivan Toney would be allowed out on loan to get some first-team playing time and The Sun is reporting today they believe the destination will be League One club Barnsley – who are currently 3rd bottom with 14 points from their 16 games played.
19 year-old Ivan Toney – on loan to Barnsley?
There was news last week that Wolves wanted Toney on loan and that´s where Mike Williamson is currently on loan and the 6″center-back could even join them permanently as early as January.
Barnsley are on a very bad run of form at the moment and have lost their last seven league games and that accounts for their sudden drop down the league table and the last time they won was the 2-0 home win against Gillingham back on 26th September.
Toney arrived at Newcastle from Northampton Town last summer and his home town club are currently 5th top of League Two so it´s only a slight step up in class – if the news in The Sun is accurate.
While he´s been on Tyneside he´s been impressive, and in eight games for the Newcastle U21 side he has scored five goals and has three assists.
Ivan has also played three times for the Newcastle first team.
But there´s nothing like the real thing and playing first team football and if he does join Barnsley we would expect it to be for only one month initially – to see how things go.
What do you think?