Newcastle CONFIRM Signing Of Wonderkid Ivan Toney From Northampton Town

That's four through the door now - and more could follow.

Newcastle United have made their fourth signing of the summer after completing their move for Northampton Town wonderkid Ivan Toney. The 19-year-old forward reportedly failed a medical at Wolverhampton Wanderers last year, scuppering a move to the Black Country, but he has now finalised a transfer to Tyneside after impressing during a two-day trial with the Magpies. He has signed a "long-term deal" with the club. He becomes the Magpies' fourth summer signing - joining Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba in moving to Tyneside during this window, and he watched from the stands at St James' Park as Steve McClaren's side lost 1-0 to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, as well as attending the fans' fun day and opening training session on Tuesday.
Speaking to the club's official website, Toney expressed his delight at the move. He said:
"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 side€™s 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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