Former Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong has been linked with a sensational return to the club, just two years after being sold for a cut-price £1.75million.
This comes from Lancashire Live – the Chronicle’s sister paper – who claim we’re one of several clubs tracking the 23-year-old.
Armstrong has been impressive in the Championship this season, notching 9 goals and 6 assists playing in a deeper role or often out wide, with his involvement Inn 11 goals since December making him the second tier’s most in-form player.
The young Geordie has scored a few for the highlight reel as well this campaign, with his effort against Hull last week catching the eye, seeing him fire home into the top corner from 25 yards.
Some of our supporters have taken to social media to deliver a mixed reaction to the news about a possible return, with some declaring he ‘isn’t good enough’ to cut it in the Premier League.
If we were to make a move for Armstrong you could safely bet that Blackburn would be wanting a lot more than the £1.75million they paid for him, and for that reason this doesn’t strike me as a piece of business that we would do – especially under Ashley.
Goal-shy Crystal Palace are also rumoured to by pondering over a move for the player, but a return home to the North-East would most likely be his preferred destination.