Summer signing could leave Newcastle already

Newcastle could be willing to listening to loan offers for summer signing Ivan Toney ahead of the January window, according to the Daily Mail.

The teenager only arrived in August from Northampton Town and has made three substitute appearances for the first-team, as well as winning the Premier League’s under-21 Player of the Month award.

The highly rated 19-year old could be afforded some time out on loan with the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse ahead of him in the pecking order.

With the Magpies struggling in 18th, having won just once all season, manager Steve McClaren can ill afford to leave his front line relying on a player of Toney’s stature, despite his obvious talent.

The Toon Army seem to prefer a combination of Mitrovic and Perez up top, with the two linking well during the club’s only win so far, a 6-2 rout over Norwich City.

League One high flyers Burton Albion are apparently keen on making a loan move for the player, and they are managed by striking legend Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink, which could tempt the youngster into making a temporary switch.