Report: Newcastle close to completing Ivan Toney transfer, teenager could be loaned out

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Newcastle United are reportedly close to signing Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are set to complete the signing of Northampton Town teenager Ivan Toney - and could send the forward out on loan.

The Magpies have already snapped up Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven as well as Anderlecht duo Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba, but new manager Steve McClaren needs more additions to a side which only narrowly avoided relegation last season.

Not all additions will make an instant impact, and that will be the case with Toney, who is reportedly set to become Newcastle's latest signing, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old forward, who has come up through the ranks with Northampton Town, hit ten goals in 44 games for the League Two side last season, impressing with his pace in the Cobblers' attack.

However, Toney is unlikely to make any sort of impact for Newcastle next season, and the report adds that the Magpies could look to send Toney out to gain more experience.

Clearly one for the future, Toney would no doubt prefer to be playing on a regular basis than featuring for the reserves, so this could certainly be a wise move from Newcastle - especially if they can find a Championship club who will give him regular playing time in the upcoming season.

Toney's seemingly imminent arrival won't grab the headlines like Wijnaldum, Mitrovic or Mbemba have, but Newcastle are signing one of the hottest up-and-coming Football League players, which should be what Newcastle aim to do rather than purely bring in foreign players.

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