Report: Newcastle poised to complete first summer signing, Ivan Toney to join

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Newcastle are reportedly set to make Ivan Toney their first summer signing.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United are closing in on a deal to sign Northampton Town's teenage forward Ivan Toney.

The Magpies have endured a frustrating summer so far, with new manager Steve McClaren yet to bring in any new signings to his squad.

However, the Daily Mirror believe that Newcastle are finally set to make their first move of the summer transfer window, with Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney reportedly on the verge of signing.

Toney, 19, came up through the ranks at Northampton, and cemented his reputation as one of the Football League's hottest young properties by scoring ten goals for the Cobblers last season.

The forward is now on the verge of completing a £300,000 move to St. James' Park according to The Mirror, with the striker set to complete his move in the coming days.

What will Toney bring to Newcastle?

The teenage striker certainly has potential, but is one for the future having not played above League Two yet, so expectations should be tempered.

However, Toney has a combination of pace and power, with his athletic ability no doubt a factor in why Newcastle are set to bring him to Tyneside.

Toney could make an impact as a substitute at some point next season, whilst a loan move to the Championship could also be great for his development too as he looks to round out his game rather than be the raw striker he is now.

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