As confirmed by Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, Blackburn have now agreed a fee of £1.75m rising to £3m with Newcastle to sign England U-21 striker Adam Armstrong on a permanent deal.
This was reported by The Sun earlier today, however Sky have now revealed some of the details behind the deals – also confirming that the striker has already agreed personal terms with the newly promoted Championship side.
Here’s what Keith Downie has had to say on the deal in the last few moments:
Blackburn Rovers have agreed a fee with Newcastle for striker Adam Armstrong. We understand it’s £1.75m rising to £3m. Player has also agreed personal terms.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 3, 2018
Some will feel like this is a big mistake – especially for what seems like such a small fee in this day and age – however this may well be the best for all parties.
That being said, it’s only a wise move on our part IF Benitez now gets the money to spend from this seemingly imminent sale – as The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas alludes to hear.
Deal for Armstrong looks like the right move. Rafa not convinced enough to give him a chance so cashing in fair enough.
But only if Benitez is allowed to spend it (and that's a big if with six days of the window left).
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 3, 2018
Good luck Arma!