Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney is poised to join League One Barnsley on loan, sources have told TEAMtalk.com
TEAMtalk.com revealed that last week that a number of Football League clubs have been chasing Toney’s signature after Newcastle decided to send him out on loan and Barnsley are in pole position to land him.
Toney, who joined Newcastle in the summer from Northampton Town, made his Premier League debut against Chelsea in September and has also appeared twice in the Capital One Cup.
The 19-year-old is currently down the pecking order in Newcastle’s first-team and clubs have been keeping tabs on his situation.
The Magpies face high-flying Leicester at St James’ Park in their first game after the international break and Steve McClaren’s side are slight underdogs to take all three points.
And with Toney out of the first-team picture, Newcastle boss McClaren feel he would be best served to go out on loan to get some regular action and valuable experience under his belt.
Barnsley see Toney as someone who can help end their current slump in form after being dumped out of the FA Cup at the weekend by Altrincham as well as suffering seven straight defeats in League One.
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