Photo: New signing Ivan Toney wearing Newcastle United kit for first time

The 19-year-old striker will be one for the future at St James Park.

Newcastle United have unveiled their latest signing today, as new boy Ivan Toney posed in a Newcastle shirt for the first time this morning after his move from Northampton Town was finally completed.

Oddly he didn’t just wear a shirt, but also held one up for show. For what reason, who knows?

Toney joins the club on an unspecified long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee. His arrival is certainly meant as one for the future. The 19-year-old, who has wowed spectators in League Two with his precocious talent, is still raw material and will need to be moulded into the star Newcastle hope he will become.

Toney said of the move to the official Newcastle United website:

"I'm happy to be here and very excited.

"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."

Toney, who nearly joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last transfer window, played 44 times for The Cobblers last season, managing to score 10 times.

His arrival continues the recruitment drive from The Toon under new manager Steve McLaren this summer. The likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba have arrived from PSV Eindhoven and Anderlecht respectively in recent weeks – as Newcastle aim to improve on their poor 2014-15 campaign.

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