Newcastle striker Ivan Toney has had talks with Burton Albion ahead of a potential loan move.
The two clubs haven’t come to any agreement as yet according to the Burton Mail but the talks are ongoing.
Former Middlesbrough player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is in charge at the League One club and the local newspaper report that he has maintained a good relationship with former boss Steve McClaren, which could help to sway the deal with other clubs such as Wolves also interested.
Ivan Toney has said a number of times that he is desperate for first team football and whilst he would prefer it at St James Park, he is keen to go out on a temporary basis to help progress his career.
The 19 year old former Northampton striker has scored five goals and made three assists for the Newcastle’s reserves/under 21s this season.
Recently scoring four goals in four games before last Monday saw him draw a blank, though he played very well and showed an unselfish side to his game by laying on the two goals for Callum Roberts when he could have had a go himself.
Signed for a reported £500,000 in the summer, Ivan Toney made his Premier League debut against Chelsea as a substitute, whilst his very first action was coming off the bench against old club Northampton in the League Cup.
Having seen what Adam Armstrong has achieved out on loan this season with 12 goals already and top scorer in the whole four divisions, Ivan Toney will be keen to start showing what he can do at a higher level if he hopes to compete with the Geordie striker when he returns from Coventry.