"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."
The length of the deal Toney has signed has not been confirmed by the club, although Sky Sports' Keith Downie claims it is for five years. https://twitter.com/SkySports_Keith/status/629218380885663744 The Cobblers' manager Chris Wilder revealed late last month that he left Ivan Toney out of his sides squad for the pre-season friendly with Brackley due to the speculation linking the forward with a move to Tyneside. Both the Magpies and Wolves had reportedly been chasing the 19-year-old, and Wilder claimed something could happen towards a potential move imminently - with the deal now completed. Meanwhile, NUFC football development manager Peter Beardsley is extremely pleased to add Toney to his squad. He told NUFC.co.uk:
"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."
Toney represented the Cobblers 53 times after making his debut at the age of 16 back in 2012 and he has netted 11 Football League goals. He was the youngest player ever to represent Northampton and, due to his age, he could have significant sell-on potential for the Magpies if you look at this deal cynically. CLICK HERE to read "10 Things Newcastle Fans Need To Know About Ivan Toney".For all the latest NUFC News, Views and Transfers make sure to follow WhatCulture.com/NUFC on Twitter and Facebook.
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