It’s Official – Striker Leaves Newcastle For Barnsley

We had reported yesterday there were various reports that 19 year-old Ivan Toney would be joining struggling League One club Barnsley on a 28 day youth loan – and that’s today been made official by Newcastle United.

Ivan Toney – on loan to Barnsley

This is what has been put on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney has joined League One side Barnsley on a 28-day youth loan.

The highly-rated 19 year-old arrived at St. James’ Park from Northampton Town in August and heads to Oakwell as he continues his development.

Toney made his first team debut for the Magpies as a substitute against his former club in the Capital One Cup in August before making his first Premier League appearance against Chelsea in September

A regular scorer for Newcastle United’s Under-21 side, he was also named September’s Barclays Under-21 Premier League Player of the Month.

The only thing we were not too sure about yesterday was the length of the loan but it is only for 28 days so both sides can see how it goes.

Ivan is highly rated at Newcastle and now we need to see Ivan doing what Adam Armstrong is doing at Coventry – scoring lots and lots of goals.

Looks like a good move for Ivan to give hin some first team games.

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