Rangers manager speaks about reported transfer link with Newcastle United

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has stated that he is not interested in acquiring the services of Newcastle United youngster Adam Armstrong.

Armstrong enjoyed a stunning loan spell at Coventry City last season, scoring 20 goals and as a result, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez decided to keep hold of the 19-year-old at St. James’ Park this summer.

With the likes of Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic all ahead of Armstrong in the pecking order though, it seemed like the teenager would struggle for regular minutes on the pitch during the upcoming campaign and another loan move had been seen as a possibility recently.

Rangers had been mentioned as a potential destination for Armstrong and the Ibrox based side were said to be confident of completing the deal as Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez enjoys a very good relationship with the Scottish side’s Head of recruitment Frank McParland.

However to refute the speculation, Rangers manager Mark Warburton has gone on to categorically reveal that he is not interest in signing Armstrong despite acknowledging the youngster’s immense ability.

When asked about Armstrong, Warburton told the Daily Record: “Not for us. He’s a very talented player but he’s not coming to Rangers. If we took everyone in that we are linked to we would have a squad of 75 players. He’s a talented player. I know how well he did at Coventry but there’s no truth in that rumour.”

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