Ivan Toney says he can’t wait to show what he is all about after moving to Newcastle United from Cobblers.
The 19-year-old has signed a long-term deal at St James’ Park after the Premier League club agreed an undisclosed fee with Town.
Toney netted 13 goals in 60 appearances for Cobblers after emerging from the Sixfields academy.
And now he is desperate to kick on and eventually prove himself worthy of a place in the Newcastle first team.
“I’m happy to be here and very excited,” Toney said.
“The players here are a great standard and I can’t wait to get going and show what I’m all about.
“Being a young lad who is scoring goals in the Football League was a great thing. Now I want to progress here and eventually do it in the Premier League.”
Peter Beardsley, football development manager at Newcastle, added: “We have been very impressed with Ivan already.
“He is a very good player, with great enthusiasm and a first-class attitude, and has all the attributes to have a bright future at the club.”