Newcastle sign teenage striker with ‘bright future’

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney has become Newcastle United’s fourth summer signing.

The striker has joined the club from Northampton Town in a deal worth upwards of £300,000 plus add-ons.

Toney made his senior debut for Northampton in 2012 aged just 16.

The 19-year-old made 44 appearances in all competitions – and scored 10 goals – last season.

“I’m happy to be here and very excited,” said Toney.

“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 had been training with Newcastle’s Under-21s.

Peter Beardsley, United’s football development manager, added: “We have been very impressed with Ivan already.

“He is a very good player, with great enthusiasm and a first-class attitude, and has all the attributes to have a bright future at the club.”