Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney is wanted by Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan, according to the the Chronicle.
The 21-year-old has been part of the Magpies’ fold since 2015 when he joined from Northampton Town.
The forward is yet to make an impact in the first team, and has been shipped out on loan to Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United over the past two years.
Now, the Chronicle claims that League One club Wigan want to take Toney on a temporary deal.
It is believed that Newcastle are willing to sanction a move for the young forward in order to give him an opportunity to prove his ability.
The report claims that Wigan will have to cover Toney’s wages for the duration of his loan.
Even though the Englishman is still at a young age, he needs to be catching the management’s eye at Newcastle in the next couple of seasons if he wants to succeed at St James’ Park.
Nowadays, competition for places is fierce, and with most coaches buying players from abroad, it can be difficult for homegrown talent to come through.
Manager Rafael Benitez will want experienced figures to help the team retain their Premier League status this season, so it makes sense for Toney to get another loan spell under his belt.
Wigan would provide a more competitive environment than the striker’s previous loan destinations as the Latics try to return to the Championship.
Toney can use the opportunity to prove that he can cut it at a decent level, and if not, his Newcastle career could be jeopardy.