The talented striker has joined from Northampton Town this summer.
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, who played 44 times for the Cobblers last season scoring 10 times, is likely to go into the Under-21 set-up and most Newcastle fans are hopeful he will be a great signing for the future.
Others are wary. They feel that Newcastle still need to bring in another first-team player this summer and that Toney is not that player.
The other worry is that Toney will fester in the under-21 set-up.
Newcastle fans have been frustrated in the past by the lack of first-team opportunities given to the likes of Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid and Olivier Kemen and are hopeful Toney will not be another such player…
Thing Ivan Toney comes across really well in his NUFCTV interview. Hope he gets a chance at the first team to see him in action #NUFC— RobDaBank (@robbie_philpott) August 6, 2015
Toney can be forgotten in the reserves now like, Bigi, Kemen, Vuckic, Satka, Abeid etc - those are all internationals too #nufc— #Mattsmash (@Matt_Plews) August 6, 2015
Happy with the Ivan Toney signing. Yes he isn't a senior player which we need but it's building foundations for the future. #nufc— Kieran C (@kierancarr_) August 6, 2015
Must make sure Toney doesn't follow the path of many other young players. Could be good from what I've heard. #nufc— lincsmagpie (@lincsmagpie) August 6, 2015
Nice to see a young talented player joining the club in Ivan Toney. Throw him in the deep end I say! Did the world of good for Ayzoe #NUFC— James Dunkley (@jamesdunkley89) August 6, 2015
Toney isn't signing to excite #nufc fans and will initially go into U21 set-up. But that was same with Ayoze Perez last season...— Ross Gregory (@rossgregory9) August 6, 2015