Newcastle plan on re-signing Ivan Toney revealed - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

3rd Oct, 2023 | 6:50am

Sources: Newcastle United plot January striker signing - but it's not Ivan Toney

Brentford star Ivan Toney does not fit the profile of striker Newcastle United will target in January, sources have told Football Insider.

The Magpies have become the latest side to be linked with a potential move for the 27-year-old ahead of the winter window.

It is believed a number of other Premier League sides are also ready to swoop for Toney.

Brentford value the banned striker at close to £100million as speculation over his future ramps up.

However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Newcastle will pursue a younger striker signing in the January window.

It is believed they are keen to bring a less polished option to St James’ Park with the potential to learn and grow under Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson by playing a supporting role.

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Toney started his senior career at Newcastle but made just four appearances before departing for Peterborough in 2018.

He has since flourished into a top-class Premier League forward since achieving promotion with Brentford in 2021.

The 27-year-old returned to Brentford training on 17 September after being suspended from all football-related activity back in May.

He cannot play until 17 January.

The England international managed 21 goals and five assists in 35 games across all competitions last season – including a best-ever return of 20 strikes in the Premier League.

Toney, who earns a reported wage of just £20,000-a-week, is out of contract in June 2025.

Newcastle, spearheaded by Isak and Wilson, now sit eighth in the Premier League after beating Burnley 2-0 on Saturday (30 September).

The Magpies are in action against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday (4 October).

In other news, Newcastle plot defender move after bid submitted.