Fact: Young elite players will always be sought after by many prestigious clubs. This proves that these football clubs are after young ones who can make contribute to the development of their squads.
It’s been months since the rumor about the transfer of Northampton Town’s youngest player has made headlines. The fans of the Cobblers are waiting for the updates regarding the issue. According to the recent reports, the sought-after Ivan Toney is already in the North East and currently undergoing medical tests before signing with Premier League side Newcastle United.
Of course, this update is ahead of his final move from Chris Wilder’s club. But it seems that the rumored transfer will really push through and Northampton Town doesn’t mind it all. Well, this isn’t shocking because the Cobblers knew that Toney has sell-on potentials and that many clubs would sooner or later have an interest in the young forward.
Reportedly, former England boss Steve McClaren is looking to offer the 19-year-old forward, who had 53 appearances with the Cobblers since hs debut in 2012, a deal worth 400,000 plus add ons.
Toney was left out of the Cobblers’ recent pre-season friendly match with Brackley Town due to his rumored transfer to the Magpies.
Speaking to the Northampton Chronicle after the 3-0 victory over Brackley, Wilder said, “There’s been some interest from Championship and Premier League clubs and we took the decision not to involve Ivan.”
Aside from the Magpies, Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been after the Northampton forward, but the McCLaren’s club appeared to have won the race for Toney’s signature. Toney’s move from Northampton seems really controversial. If he’s already having medical in the North East ahead of his move from Wilder’s squad, it seems that the deal between him and the Magpies is really close to reality.
I can’t blame the Newcastle for this young guy has a great potential and he can indeed help any squad in its development, just like theMagpies. With his age, skills and aggressiveness, it’s guaranteed that he’d be an ace player for the Newcastle.
Will he have a bright future with the Premier League side? Well, let’s wait and see.