According to reports, Newcastle are lining up a move for ex-Mag Adam Armstrong – no matter what league we find ourselves in this summer.
This comes via an exclusive from TEAMTalk, who report that we are ‘ready to push ahead with a deal’ for the local lad who’s proven to be one of the Championships most prolific strikers in recent seasons – bagging 37 goals for Blackburn over the past 18 months.
The piece also highlights the ‘huge advantage’ we could have over rival suitors West Ham and Southampton, with a 40% sell-on clause inserted into his 2018 sale allowing us to re-sign him at significantly cut-price fee.
Saying that, this advantage may not mean a great deal if we are relegated and he prefers a move to the top flight instead!
TEAMTalk also claim that Blackburn are looking for a fee in the region of £16m for the 24-year-old – meaning we could end up paying less than £10m for the striker once our sell-on clause is applied.
A dubious source, making this one to take with a pinch of salt for now, however he has been linked with a return to Tyneside over the past year and could well jump at the chance to rejoin his boyhood club.
One to watch this summer?