Report: Ivan Toney wants Newcastle transfer despite interest from Championship clubs

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Northampton's Ivan Toney reportedly wants to join Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Mirror, Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney prefers a move to Newcastle United despite interest from Championship clubs.

The Magpies have already snapped up Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic from PSV Eindhoven and Anderlecht respectively, but manager Steve McClaren still needs new reinforcements ahead of the new Premier League season.

Most fans are looking for additions to the first team, but it's also possible that McClaren brings in players for the future as he attempts to build a team both for now and the future.

One player who could fit that bill is Northampton Town forward Toney, who hit ten goals for the Cobblers last season. The 19-year-old is one of the Football League's hottest up-and-coming strikers, and is on Newcastle's radar.

However, The Mirror report that Championship clubs are also trying to sign Toney - though the teenager wants to join Newcastle rather than a club in the second tier.

That's no surprise given the size of Newcastle as a club, but the Magpies now have to try and get a deal over the line, or risk losing out on the player.

Toney is an athletic young striker who possesses great pace to trouble defences in behind, and whilst he may be raw at this stage of his career, McClaren will be confident that he can develop Toney into a Premier League striker in the future.

His potential arrival may not grab as many headlines as the signings of Wijnaldum and Mitrovic, but Newcastle could land a gem in Toney - if they give him time to develop on Tyneside.

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