Newcastle United have completed their fourth signing of the summer transfer window, with Ivan Toney joining from League Two Northampton Town.
The 19 year old striker has been training with United’s development squad and watched Tuesday’s open training session from the St James Park stands.
The club haven’t revealed the transfer fee but previous speculation claimed that it would be around £300,000 initially, with more money based on the player’s progress.
The forward has scored 13 goals from 59 appearances for Northampton Town in all competitions.
One for the future apparently but who knows at Newcastle United, just look at Ayoze Perez who joined from the Spanish second tier as a 20 year old last summer and ended up playing in 36 of Newcastle’s 38 Premier League matches last season.
Official Newcastle United Statement
Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Ivan Toney from Northampton Town.
The 19-year-old moves to St. James’ Park for an undisclosed fee and has signed a long-term deal with the Magpies.
Northampton-born Toney made his senior debut for his hometown club in 2012 aged just 16 – becoming the youngest first-team player in the Cobblers’ history.
Last season, he made 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring ten goals.
“I’m happy to be here and very excited,” said Toney.
“The players here are a great standard and I can’t wait to get going and show what I’m all about.
“Being a young lad who is scoring goals in the Football League was a great thing. Now I want to progress here and eventually do it in the Premier League.”
Peter Beardsley, football development manager at Newcastle United, added: “We have been very impressed with Ivan already.
“He is a very good player, with great enthusiasm and a first-class attitude, and has all the attributes to have a bright future at the Club.”