Newcastle's Ivan Toney will reportedly join Barnsley on loan next week

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The Newcastle United teenager could be set for a spell away from St James' Park.

According to a report from the Sun, Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney is set for a loan spell at Barnsley starting next week.

The 19-year-old only arrived at St James’ Park in the summer after impressing for Northampton Town, scoring 13 goals and providing six assists in 60 appearances.

Considering just how young Toney was at the time it is no surprise Newcastle moved for him and he has already impressed for the Magpies’ under-21 side, scoring five goals and setting up three more in just eight matches.

Toney has been used sparingly in the Newcastle first-team, making just three substitute appearances to date, but big things are expected of him in time.

However, just days after the Shields Gazette suggested Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers could get their hands on the teenager, the Sun claims it is actually League One Barnsley who are set to benefit from Toney’s talent in the short term.

Barnsley are currently 22nd in the third tier, two points clear of safety and with plenty of work to do in the weeks and months ahead.

With Newcastle seemingly turning a corner in their own fight against relegation, it seems the time may have come for Toney to temporarily part company with his new teammates.

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